The world was different before RAM revealed this monster of a truck. The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is the most powerful production half-ton pickup truck ever made. Using an engine adapted from the powerhouse in the Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat, that claim is easy to back up. Continue reading to learn more about how the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is changing benchmarks for pickups.
How Powerful is the Engine in the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX?
If you open the hood of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, you will see the Hellcat emblem on the airbox. Glancing around and underneath, you can peek at the gorgeous metal heart of the beast. It is a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine. This machine is able to produce 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. With launch control, you can accomplish a 0-60 MPH acceleration time of just 4.5 seconds, which is jaw-dropping for a vehicle far larger and heavier than the performance sedans and coupes it can challenge.
What is Different About the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Interior?
When you climb up into the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, you will notice right away that this truck is designed to look and feel like a sports car stretched over the bones of a pickup. The leather seats have suede inserts and red contrast stitching. Sitting in the driver’s seat you will notice the console-mounted shifter. Other than that, the sound system, center console, massive 12-inch display, and other designs that defined the 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie and Limited trims are kept the same or reskinned for the sporty new TRX look.
How Much Does the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Cost?
The launch edition of the truck was sold out almost instantly, but the main production model starts at $70,095 MSRP. Options can change how much you end up paying in the end, but if you will not be paying any less for that kind of engine power and capability anytime soon. The exterior color options don’t move the needle much when it comes to price, and you can’t change the type of cab or the size of the box. You do have the choice of two different wheels, though.