The chassis of this Chevrolet ‘Ponderosa’ (as the Rtech calls it) is from a 1972 Chevrolet C30, while for example the bodywork is from a 1966 truck and the engine is actually a 5.9 liter Cummins diesel of Dodge origin, inherited of a 1996 Ram pick-up. In any case, this 5.9-liter diesel block has been tuned by means of Mahle pistons, new injectors, K&N intake, a new shaft is cams, an improved turbo or a Flowmaster exhaust system. The result is a power of 558 hp and a maximum torque of 1,763 Nm, nothing less.
In addition to a suspension with Skyjacker crossbows or Bilstein shock absorbers with an external bottle, the model incorporates a front winch of up to 5.4 tons, specific Dana 60 and 70 axles, custom-made transmission axle, a ‘heavy-duty’ NP205 transfer case , 20-inch wheels with Nitto Trail Grapplers off-road tires or a 227-liter fuel tank. In the cabin there is no shortage of the original style analog clocks, green fabric and vinyl upholstery, a RetroSound Beautiful audio device compatible with Bluetooth or a somewhat rudimentary navigation system: a compass! The price of such a lively, yes, starts at $ 150,000 (about 135,000 euros to change).