The State of Texas and pickup trucks go together like…Texas and pickup trucks, actually -- the two are nearly inseparable. Dodge is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its Texas-themed Ram 1500 Lone Star special edition with an even blingier version.
The truck is called the Ram 1500 Lone Star, a version of the famous Ram 1500 Crew Cab pickup that is sold only in Texas. According to Ram, some 30 to 40 percent of all Ram 1500s sold in Texas are Lone Star editions, and Ram says it has sold more than 80,000 of them over the last 10 years.
The new Lone Star 10th Anniversary Edition Ram 1500 deletes the stock truck's Ram 1500 badges on the doors and tailgate and replaces them with even larger Lone Star 10th Anniversary badges. That same logo (albeit smaller) goes on the glovebox lid, embossed into the seats, and embroidered into the floor mats. Those seats are also upholstered in perforated Katzkin leather.
Other than that, the Lone Star 10th Anniversary Ram is much like any other Lone Star edition Ram 1500: it's powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine that makes 390 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque, sent through a six-speed automatic transmission. The truck sits on 20-inch aluminum wheels. On the inside, the Lone Star Ram gets a power adjustable seat and leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as 60/40 split rear seats.
The Lone Star 10th Anniversary will start at $36,440 for a Ram 1500 Crew Cab with two-wheel drive, and will go on sale this summer only in Texas.