Specifications of RAM 1500 TRX TRX 6.2 HEMI Supercharged V8 (702 HP) 4WD Automatic
General characteristics of RAM 1500 TRX TRX 6.2 HEMI Supercharged V8 (702 HP) 4WD Automatic
Under the TRX's hood lies the same 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 found in the Charger and Challenger Hellcats, now producing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Zero-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds is possible thanks to Launch Control and 100 mph happens in 10.5 seconds. The quarter-mile takes 12.9 seconds while top speed is 118 mph. The TRX manages that massive power thanks to an eight-speed TorqueFlite 8HP95 transmission.
To keep the engine cool, there's a dual-path air induction system. A full-time active transfer case features upgraded internals for increased strength and durability. Towing capacity is 8,100 pounds and maximum payload is 1,310 pounds.
Ram spared no expense for off-road upgrades. The TRX has its own unique suspension system with active damping inspired by desert racing trucks. It has forged aluminum front upper and lower control arms coupled with an independent front suspension. A Dana 60 solid rear axle with a 3.55 ratio featuring full-floating hubs and a rear differential are standard. A new Jump Detection system senses when the truck is airborne to prevent driveline-damaging power spikes. Five driving modes are available for normal conditions while Mud/Sand, Rock, and Baja off-road modes are there for more extreme situations.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will carry a base price of $69,950, not including the $1,695 destination charge. The Launch Edition, limited to just 702 examples, will set you back $90,445. Meanwhile, a fully-loaded truck will pass the $100k mark. Bear in mind there are over 100 additional parts and accessories offered by Mopar, such as off-road lights, off-road rock rails, and the RamBar. Sales will get underway in the very near future while production will take place at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan.
The competition? Look no further than the Ford F-150 Raptor. To compare, the Raptor dishes out a maximum of 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, 252 hp and 140 lb-ft less than the TRX. But the Raptor is also significantly less expensive, beginning at $52,855. However, it's also important to know an all-new F-150 Raptor is just around the corner, based on the just-introduced new F-150. Ford has been mum on details but we expect improved power, performance, and off-roading capabilities. It could also pack a V8.
In the meantime, the Ram 1500 TRX is the most extreme half-ton pickup truck you can buy today.