What is a speedboat doing at the Monza racetrack? It gets towed around the circuit by the world’s most powerful luxury pickup truck, the RAM 1500 TRX Havoc. We imagined ourselves arriving at the harbor behind the wheel of this behemoth on wheels powered by a 702-horsepower supercharged V8 with the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air hooked up behind it-the perfect recipe for not going unnoticed both on and off the water. At MIMO 2023 (Milano Monza Motor Show) the boat, brought to the event by Frauscher Italia, did more than that: a lap around the track of one of the world’s most famous racetracks, an experience that not all boats can boast.
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The elegance of the Frauscher and the power of the RAM
The combination of the minimalist design of the 858 Fantom Air and the overwhelming muscularity of this RAM also showcased the more “luxurious” attitude of a vehicle typically associated with more practical tasks. With the power this pickup develops and its nature, there is little doubt about the actual towing capabilities that this vehicle, manufactured by the Stellantis Group’sRAM Trucks automaker, develops.
Speaking of the boat, however, the858 Fantom Air is made by the historic Austrian shipyard Frauscher and is synonymous with performance and craftsmanship, with unquestionable elegance in the black version brought to Monza. It is designed with a deep-V hull and provides its guests with stable and comfortable sailing even in the least calm conditions, as we have observed during the testing of these units. In terms of livability, however, both fore and aft you will find all the space and ideal solutions to enjoy it to the fullest.