Calling it the “apex predator of the truck world,” Ram has unveiled the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup, which it claims “is engineered to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability, significantly outperforming every other truck.”
Obviously, provides Ram, the TRX “sets new benchmarks for power and performance among half-ton pickups.” Consider: 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8, which Rams says will propel the full-size truck to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, to 100 mph in 10.5 seconds, via the quarter-mile at 108 mph (in 12.9 seconds) and to a high velocity of 118 mph.
Only 702 models of a particular Launch Edition TRX — a determine matching the truck’s horsepower ranking — can be supplied for the 2021 mannequin 12 months, Ram added. Launch Edition vehicles will get particular Anvil Gray paint and purple and brushed-aluminum inside trim and different particular options.
The truck is constructed on a brand new body, has an 8-speed automated transmission, full-time lively switch case, Dana 60 stable rear axle, and never solely all-new however “unique” suspension impressed by off-road racing and with lively damping, Bilstein Black Hawk e2 shocks designed to clean harsh terrain at speeds exceeding 100 mph, and with 13 inches of wheel journey in any respect 4 corners.
Ram says a brand new Baja drive mode “calibrates four-wheel-drive and steering systems, stability control, paddle shifters and suspension for ultimate desert performance, delivering maximum capability on undulating, loose surfaces.”
The hood scoop is purposeful, built-in composite rear-fender flares widen the physique by Eight inches and LED lamps are built-in into the hood scoop and entrance flares.
Standard wheels are 18 X 9 and can be found in normal or beadlock designs and put on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires.
Buyers can choose from three inside setups — fabric and vinyl, wrapped leather-based and suede or wrapped leather-based and suede with purple and carbon fiber accents. The cabin options as 12-inch Uconnect 4C NAV touchscreen. The choices listing features a 900-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
Production of the 2021 TRX begins later this 12 months.