Take a look at this latest beast made by Ford so-called Ford Raptor fighter in the full-size pickup. Powerful and solid-looking “Fighter” to bring Ford back to compete for it’s a competition like Toyota, Tesla.
For years, officials at Ram said a photo of one truck hung on office walls at its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The Ram Rebel TRX model has been the brass ring of the company since the 2016 Texas State Fair: A Ford Raptor-fighting full-size truck. As it was launched, the then-Chef of Ram, Jim Morrison, said the car would go anywhere 100 mph — on the track, in the dirt, up a mountain.
On 08/17, the company understood its far-flung goal. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will officially go on sale to the public this year — Hellcat engine, and all of them. This would cost at least $71,690, including delivery, which will demand nearly six all-in figures as it appears in winter dealerships.
Under the hood is a familiar 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, which is adorned with a “Hellcat” badge for everything. It makes 702 horsepower in the Ram — a small dent from the 707 hp found in the Dodge Challenger and Charger due to increased intake to accommodate the 32-inch water fording tolerance of the truck. Engineers state that they used a deeper oil sump and that the exhaust manifold was also designed to fit. The motor is a pickup powered by superlative performance estimates. Ram says the TRX can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, accelerate from 0-100 mph in 10.5 seconds, run a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 118 mph which is limited only by the 365/65R18 T-rated tires which pull double-duty on the street and in the dirt. Morrison’s replacement at Ram, Mike Koval, calls the TRX the Dodge Ram SRT10 Viper-powered pickup’s spiritual counterpart that he said was “batshit” when it was built in 2004.
The figures added to the TRX could be equally insane. The 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 makes up 650 pound-feet of torque in addition to 702 hp. It’s attached to an automatic 8-speed transmission borrowed from the Trackhawk Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2-speed transfer handle. The back end of the Dana 60 has an electronic rear locking differential for off-road performance, full-floating hubs, and an axle-hop damper for better traction. The springs at the back measure 23.6 inches tall — the largest ever fitted to a full-size pickup — and Bilstein Black Hawk e2 nitrogen-charged adjustable dampers with remote reservoirs measure designed for improved ride stability. The TRX has the ground clearance and arrival angles of 11.8 inches, break over, and departure angles of 30.2, 21.9, and 23.5 degrees, respectively.
The Ram 1500 TRX is 8 inches longer relative to the standard Ram 1500, and the front axle has been pushed up 0.8 inches to accommodate the 35-inch beefy Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires that can be mounted on optional Beadlock-capable wheels. Unlike the Raptor, the TRX is too large to not have clearance lights; Ram has installed those in the hood scoop, which draws 50 percent of the truck’s air. The other half emerges from the huge grille, which is fitted with a “RAM” flow-through badge — the first of the brand — to help pump air into the incredibly powerful engine.
The 6.2-liter belches over 3-inch exhaust pipes finished down the driveline with 5-inch tips that shotgun the meaty V-8 snarl into the ether.
When you need to, the TRX will tow up to 8,100 pounds or drag up to 1,310 pounds in the bed when anything other than “butt” is needed.
Ram claims the TRX weights 600 pounds more than a 5.7-liter V-8-equipped Ram 1500. Due to weight saves made from an aluminum hood, tailgate, skid plates, and prop tube, there is no more.
All the rest has been beefed up with the violence that the truck will withstand. Added improved bearings, clutches and chains; beefier semi-shafts, steering gear, and a new cast rear line. A full-time operational migration case for the BorgWarner 48-13 has already modified internals.
With 25 percent more bolstering and a 12-inch vertically oriented touchscreen on all TRX pickups, designers added thicker seats inside. A serialized number plate on each truck’s center console is etched in with the truck’s VIN and engine and supercharger specs stamped into it.
Both trucks have a new flat-bottom steering wheel and cast paddle-shifters on the back of the wheel that runs along with the audio controls. A handle-shifter replaces the Ram 1500’s rotary knob, and the TRX is fitted with a new composite rearview mirror. Cloth and vinyl seats on the base TRX TR trim are standard while leather seats are optional on TR1 and TR2 pickups. A 900 watt Harmon Kardon audio system from 19 speakers is blasting on top trucks and a 10-inch subwoofer, the most powerful in any pickup.