2021 Ram TRX Breaks Cover With 702-HP Supercharged V8, Mean Looks71
The automotive industry has finally produced a worthy answer to the off-road-obsessed Ford F-150 Raptor, with Fiat Chrysler pulling the wraps off of its new 2021 Ram TRX today.
We’ll avoid wasting any time here and get right down to the facts. The 2021 Ram TRX is powered by a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine that is good for 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. With standard four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, this mean-looking rig will hustle from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph.
Underneath, the Ram TRX gets an all-new independent front suspension with Bilstein Black Hawk e2 adaptive performance shocks, forged aluminum upper and lower control arms as well as other “upgraded components to provide more performance and improved endurance,” Ram says. In the rear, the truck gets a model-exclusive five-link coil suspension system with Bilstein active dampers and large 600-millimeter springs, which are the largest ever applied to a non-commercial production vehicle. Despite being set up for off-roading, Ram says the coil springs “are more than up to the task of handling a maximum payload of 1,310 pounds and towing capability of 8,100 pounds.” The superior packaging of this rear suspension/axle setup also allows for greater wheel travel without reducing the cargo area in the bed.
All Ram TRX models will also come equipped with a BorgWarner 48-13 full-time active transfer case, which has a low range of 2.64:1 for rock crawling. Similar to the Raptor, though, the Ram TRX has mainly been engineered with high-speed off-road runs in mind. Ram says it will “race to 100 mph with ease,” whilst off-road drivers will have the largest brakes in the segment to rely on when they want to bring things to a halt. The front and rear rotors both measure in at 15 inches, while dual-piston calipers sit out front with single pistons in the rear. The truck rides on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory All-Terrain tires and optional 18-inch beadlock-ready wheels.
Inside, the Ram TRX is tech-laden thanks to a huge 12-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen sitting front-and-center, along with a 7-inch TFT cluster display. The touchscreen features ‘Performance Pages’ with real-time performance information (0-60 mph timer, g-force meter, engine output etc.) along with dedicated ‘Off-Road Pages’ that provide information on ride height, transfer case position as well as body pitch and roll. The ‘Off-Road Pages’ information can also be accessed via the 7-inch instrument cluster display. Bolstered front seats, a flat-bottom SRT steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob and various SRT and TRX badges also adorn the cabin.
The 2021 Ram TRX will enter production at FCA’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Michigan shortly. The truck is expected to arrive at Ram dealers before year’s end with prices starting at $71,690 USD.
As it stands, General Motors does not currently have a direct rival to either the Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram Rebel TRX, though the upcoming Silverado ZRX looks to change that. Not much is known about the Silverado ZRX at this time, though we do know GM is racing the current Silverado 1500 in the Best in the Desert series as part of the model variant’s ongoing development. Rumors also point to the Silverado ZRX receiving a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine.
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I hate to give credit to Ram but this interior is Money. I mean they even put Carbon Fiber in it.
GM is like three Generations behind Ram in the Interior Department. GM better come with it in the updated interior department. I personally do not think that that the Tahoe interior will work in a Pickup truck.
GM will have no answer for the TRX. They are too far down the zero emissions zero crashes road to market something as outrageous as this. But they will sell you an electric blandmobile that drives itself! And I have been a lifelong GM fan. But zero crashes zero emissions zero congestion sounds like zero fun.
So you think crashing, smog and congestion is fun? WTF
Certainly not mine.
I never said that. I want to drive myself and choose my own form of powertrain. And I choose to live in a small town, so congestion is a non-issue for me. The idea of not owning a vehicle and sharing a pod with thousands of other people is a non-starter for me. Virus or not.
The TRX is fast as hell for a Pickup Truck. Zero to sixty in 4.5 Seconds. Amazing right?
But guess what, Tesla Cybertruck for the same money if not a little less will do zero to sixty in 2.9 Seconds.
The Hummer EV per GM will be 3.0 Seconds. Yeah how dumb GM is making Zero Emission vehicles Lol
Agreed. These people who trashed the Hummer prior to the reveal will be the first ones to hop on the bandwagon after the reveal. Watch lol.
Lol, and how many gas pigs Ram is selling without discounts?. Again a handful of Dbag version of a pickup isn’t putting on in one’s driveway nor a sports vehicle. How much Toyota grown since the last Supra died in 2000?, yet it’s one of the largest companies out there and did most without some cheerleader vehicle.
GM have a sustainable plan going forward on E/V, Ram is ready for it’s next owners while Ford fired it’s CEO for lack of planning and no E/V infrastructure. The “drama” here is knee slapping funny.