Ram Trucks collaborated with Chris Stapleton to create a one-of-a-kind Ram “Traveller” concept truck that was designed specifically by the American singer-songwriter.
The new Traveller is built on the platform of the 2500 Heavy Duty. It is meant to honor the collaborations between Ram and Stapleton, including the 2016 Ram Nation concert and instrument donation for students at Stapleton’s former high school. It also honors the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s current exhibit, Chris Stapleton: Since 1978, presented by Ram Trucks. The CEO of Ram, Mike Koval Jr., said that collaborating with Stapleton is special due to their shared values of hard work, determination and perseverance, which are represented in their projects.
Ram “Traveller” Truck Exterior Photos
Both the exterior and the interior of the Traveller truck boast design cues that harken back to Ram trucks from the 1970s and 1980s, along with more modern notes. The exterior resembles the 1979 Ram Palomino, which is one of Chris Stapleton’s favorite trucks. While the lines are more modern, the striped colors are inspired by the Palomino and include Linen Cream, Radar Red, Bison Brown, and Cashmere. The grille is huge, and your eyes are immediately drawn to the large, multi-faceted, 3-D Ram hood ornament. The truck sits on retro-inspired Turbo Fin 18-inch wheels and cool, fully painted, deep-dished machined-faced wheels with a bright chrome center cap.
Inside, there are multiple features that pay homage to Stapleton’s musical career or are representative of his style. The custom monochromatic Bison Brown color feels very retro and is used throughout the truck, from the upholstery to the steering wheel and paneling. Buffalo plaid flannel adds a pop of color to the headrests and is an identical material to the jacket worn by Stapleton on the cover of his debut album, Traveller. The cabin also features Walnut Burl wood, speaker grilles inspired by guitar amps and a custom front-row bench seat. A customized Chris Stapleton signature is inlaid into the wood of the instrument panel.
Ram “Traveller” Truck Interior Photos
Ram did not provide engine specifications, but the 2500 Heavy Duty is billed by Ram as the most advanced Ram Heavy Duty ever. All models of the 2500 boast a 6.4-liter V8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, putting out 410 horsepower.
The Ram Traveller truck was revealed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN and will be displayed at the Chris Stapleton: Since 1978 exhibit. Presented by Ram Trucks, this exhibit highlights Stapleton’s contributions to American cultural history. It will run through May 2023 and chronicles the course of Stapleton’s musical career.
Like the looks of the Traveller? Unfortunately, it’s a concept piece and Ram has not disclosed any plans to sell it to the public.