By on May 10, 2016

2016 Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport

Remember the Dodge Ram Rumble Bee? Well, it just spawned a litter of yellow offspring.

The folks at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles clearly felt enough time had gone by without a special edition Ram, so they conceived the 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport. The Rumble Bee decals you ordered online aren’t a good match, however.

Ram plans to move 2,250 units of the retina-searing pickups in 2016, in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. You can’t outrun your friends and family forever, so a Crew Cab is the only available bodystyle.

There’s more than just flashy paint at work here. The Stinger Yellow Sport nets you a 395-horsepower Hemi V8, eight-speed automatic transmission, dual chrome-tipped exhaust, a vented sport hood and 22-inch wheels on RWD models (20s on 4WD).

Inside, expect yellow stitching and mesh throughout the black cabin, as well as the latest Uconnect infotainment system and associated safety nannies.

There’s also a locking bedside RamBox storage system, and this is why your Rumble Bee decals will continue to collect dust in the garage.

How much is exclusivity worth? FCA is pegging it at $44,340, all in.

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46 Comments on “Ram Pops Out a Limited-Edition 1500; Shades Not Included...”


  • avatar
    JimZ

    Here’s your truck, Jack.

  • avatar
    BunkerMan

    I’m sure one of the backwards hat drivers of these things will cut me off in traffic in the near future.

  • avatar
    Kenmore

    That color belongs only on French’s mustard.

  • avatar
    sportyaccordy

    OK, CLEARLY MY BIG CHROME “RAM” TRUNK EMBLEM ON MY LAST TRUCK DIDN’T GET YOUR ATTENTION

    WELL NOW I GOT THIS BIG YELLOW THANG

    SEE??? DOESN’T IT SEAR YOUR RETINAS UNDER THE BRIGHT TEXAS SUN?

    WILL YOU ACKNOWLEDGE ME NOW? PLEEEEEASSSSSEEEE? IM LITERALLY BEGGING YOU!!!! JUST SAY ‘WOW THAT IS A BIG YELLOW TRUCK’….. I LITERALLY CANNOT GO ON LIVING UNTIL YOU NOTICE MEEEEEEEEEEEE……………

  • avatar
    Drzhivago138

    A crew cab may be the only cab available, but is it available with the 6.5′ bed as well as the 5.5′ bed seen here? (Probably not.)

    • 0 avatar
      spreadsheet monkey

      The Stinger Yellow package is just an option package on the Ram 1500 Sport.

      http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_1500/#sport

      As the Sport model is available as a crew cab with both bed lengths, I don’t see why you couldn’t have the Stinger Yellow Sport with the longer bed.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      Time for OCD. Ram doesn’t offer a 6.5 bed in a 1/2 ton. they have a 6 ft 4 inch bed meaning a 6.3 bed.

      • 0 avatar
        Drzhivago138

        6.333 repeating, if we wanna be really pedantic. I just use 5.5′ and 6.5′ as shorthand for all manufacturers’ “short” and “standard” beds, even if the particulars are more variable (for instance, GM’s short bed is 5’9″, or 5.75′).

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    We’ve turned into a Brougham Republic.

  • avatar
    Dan

    Why does this not have the even more obnoxious grill from the Rebel?

    Does it at least have the 14″ high tailgate lettering?

    • 0 avatar
      Drzhivago138

      I just saw the other day a Ram regular cab 4×2 (probably an SLT) with the Limited’s grille. Didn’t get a chance to see if the tailgate was a Limited too.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    It’s no son of Rumble Bee without a V10, 4.56 gears and 9 mpg no matter what you do.

    • 0 avatar
      Drzhivago138

      The Rumble Bee was only ever equipped with the Hemi and 3.92 rear (and was RCSB only). You’re thinking of the SRT-10.

      • 0 avatar
        gtemnykh

        My neighbors at my old house had an early 2000s Ram rumble bee. Paint faded to more of a lighter banana pudding color, lots of wheel arch rust. A Garage queen it is not.

        • 0 avatar
          sgeffe

          Wish I could have driven a former neighbor’s Rumble Bee before his widow sold it to their one grandson after he passed away from an eight-month bout with pancreatic cancer. Would have drifted the thing at a 45-degree angle down the street, boiling the rears down to the cords in tribute! (And would have bought a new set!) He retired from the nearby Chrysler Transmission plant only a little while prior to his diagnosis, and loved that truck like a son!

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        DrZ,
        I think a person who buys a bright yellow vehicle is a closet brown vehicle person, who wants all to think he’s/she’s cool and not a bore.

  • avatar
    gtemnykh

    A paint and sticker package with some very healthy profit margins, nothing to see here folks. I drive by the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant every time I drive to visit my in-laws-to-be, there’s a separate annex area where I see them convert plain jane Silverados into “Midnight Editions” and other such things. Trucks lined up in a row at one end of this warehouse, and finished trucks coming out the back. A surprisingly non-automated looking process, very aftermarket-ish almost.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    An embarrassment to the Bubble Bee, SRT-10, Red Express.

    It’s a lame attempt at a Ram “halo” truck, for zero R&D. Shameful, FCA. At least give it tuning, ram air, special wheels, real dual-exhaust, headers, sidepipes/ diverter, or something.

    • 0 avatar
      kkop

      This is not meant to be a halo truck, just an edition that appeals to those of us who like non-appliance colors for our vehicles.

      This edition is similar to the Black Express edition, which were actually a great deal: base model but with Hemi and upgraded lights and headunit, and blacked out of course). Got our Regular Cab Express for $22K out the door.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        A weak attempt at “whatever”, none the less. I’m embarrassed for them.

        Value Packages, I’m all for. Make it a special “value”, no limit, and I’m in.

        I jumped on the STX F-150 (package on the base XL), that likely inspired your Express. But OK this is no “halo”, but it is a “Limited Edition”, meant to hog a good chunk of the showroom, posters of it all over, so there’s a “special truck” next to the Hellcats.

        Ram is a top earner for FCA, and some kind of effort would be nice.

    • 0 avatar
      SC5door

      Rumble Bee?

      This is EXACTLY the same thing as a Rumble Bee.

    • 0 avatar
      dukeisduke

      Sergio knows what you want.

    • 0 avatar
      Roberto Esponja

      @ DenverMike:

      It’s got dual rear exhaust, and the 4×2 versions have 22-inch wheels (the 4×4’s get 20’s).

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        It’s got dual tips/ends but not, “dual exhaust”. A real Hemi would be too much to ask, but headers? Come on. My 89 Mustang had headers, true dual-exhaust and a cross-over pipe. Geeze.

  • avatar
    rudiger

    If they weren’t so dang expensive and priced so out-of-line with what they actually cost, these so-called ‘special edition’ tape stripe packages might be okay.

    I particularly liked the GTX from a few years back. But I guess since that’s got a Plymouth heritage to it, Rumble Bee (the term of which was actually taken from a great 1968 Super Bee magazine ad) it is.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    Contrary to the derogatory comments above all of these special edition Rams will sell, to someone, at a good price.

    Both GM pickups and Frod’s pickups in limited and special editions are no better, they will sell to the person who wants to impress (or thinks so) his neighbour.

    These limited and special edition pickups from the manufacturers proves a couple of points.

    1. The US pickup is well and truly a car and not a truck, even the ride characteritics in most all American pickups proves this points. and

    2. There isn’t enough competition. If more competition were available the manufacturers would concentrate on making better vehicles off the shelf and selling them at a more competitive price without those huge profits.

    Competiton doesn’t necessarily mean full size. If a better and cheaper option were available people would look at these options.

    When you think about it what is the best value vehicle for the consumer on the US market? A vehicle in a market where only a few percent is profit or a vehicle that has a 25% profit margin?

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      Similar to fullsize pickups, German luxury cars also have no competition, similar wild, out of control prices/profits, EXCEPT that is a CONSPIRACY by the Germans!!!

      Seriously though BAFO, is it the fault of GM, Toyota, Ram, Nissan (and I forget the other), there’s *no competition*, real, fictional or otherwise, anywhere on the stinkin’ planet, for fullsize pickups?

      25% profit comes from shear *volume*, like no other vehicles. Couldn’t happen otherwise. Their builds are way too expensive and labour intensive, compared to unibody autos, flying off the line, even German cars.

      US fullsize pickup buyers must see significant *value* in them, or they wouldn’t happen. Get real.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      BAFO – you got all that from a story about a bright yellow pickup?

  • avatar
    Flipper35

    As I said in the story from Jack about color, I like it. If I were in the market for a pickup I would buy it but I don’t need or want a pickup at the moment. It isn’t red or colorless.


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