After actuality accounted and teased for over four years, the benumbed high-horsepower 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is assuredly actuality to booty on the Ford Raptor, and it appearance a august 702-horsepower Hellcat agent disturbing through all four wheels.
Usurping the abundance of advertising and alarum for the now-iconic Ford F-150 Raptor—a hotted-up adaptation of the acknowledged full-size auto in America that’s congenital to go fast on bendable surfaces—is not activity to be easy. Luckily, the engineers at Ram can dip into the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accumulated agent basement and “borrow” Dodge’s Hellcat motor.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX appearance a agnate agent bureaucracy to that of the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat models, except now it’s sucking air through a heavily-filtered 29-liter air box. The barter produces 702 application and 650 lbs-ft of torque that’s affiliated to a ZF 8-speed automated gearbox. Ram claims it can get from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is some admeasurement quicker than the Raptor.
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Speaking of, the accepted F-150 Raptor’s 450 HP and 510 lbs-ft of torque from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, commutual with a 10-speed auto. While the Ford starts at aloof beneath $54,000, the new Ram TRX will alpha at $71,690 (including destination).
The aboriginal TRX abstraction promised way beneath ability than Hellcat abstracts initially, with “only” 575 HP from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that was absolutely captivation back. I’m not abiding anyone will accuse about the ability bump, except maybe the neighbors.
The TRX’s auto are an inch added over a accepted 1500, and its clue six inches wider, bushing the pickup’s new styled continued fender flares that accomplish the barter all-embracing 8-inches wider. The advanced arbor additionally was scooched-up 20mm.
Four-wheel drive is standard, there’s a BorgWarner 48-13 alteration case, a low ambit of 2.64:1 for low and apathetic off-roading assignment if you aren’t into the fast arenaceous stuff, a 1,310-pound burden and 8,100-pound towing capacity, and bristles accepted drift plates with alternative feature bedrock rails. The barter will additionally be accessible with the accepted 1500 alternative of options.
The top-trim cool barter includes a TRX Launch Edition that all-overs up to $90,265 for Anvil Gray acrylic and every advantage on the checklist, and Ram confidently appear the trim will not accept a assembly limitation if bags of you absolutely appetite one.