2021 Ram 1500 TRX will boast it’s the “fastest truck ever”

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By James Raia
Performance means a lot to many truck and RV owners, and now Fiat Chrysler has boasting honors.

The manufacturer has announced its 702-horsepower 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. It’s expected to be the fastest accelerating pickup truck ever sold by any major automaker.

Fiat Chrysler is making a habit of releasing mega-power vehicles. It recently unveiled its 702-horsepower family sport utility vehicle, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The new pickup truck has the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 featured in the Hellcat.

Created as a performance-oriented, high-speed, off-road pickup, the TRX is a competitor of the Ford Raptor. Fiat Chrysler reports the TRX can accelerate from 0-to-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. It will have a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds.

Truck industry analysts say it’s the fastest mainstream truck ever.

The new truck has a unique appearance. Wide fender flares add eight inches to the truck’s overall width, good to cover the truck’s extra-wide off-road tires. The TRX rides 11.8 inches from the ground. Its top speed is limited to 118 miles an hour to ensure tire safety.

Versatility is also a strength. The TRX has Mud/Sand, Rock and Baja driving modes. The Baja option is intended for high speed driving on uneven surfaces.

TRX prices will start at about $75,000. Fiat Chrysler will produce 702 special Launch Edition trucks priced at $90,310.

The trucks will go into production at Fiat Chrysler’s Sterling Heights, Michigan, factory in October.

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Dean
1 month ago

How about making it reliable! Dodge is at the bottom of quality! Proudly made in mexico is what is says on the door panel! Nothing and I mean nothing is quality made in mexico!

Carl
1 month ago

With the amount of Raptors, Ford has sold. It’s nice to see someone building competition, especially with the Power and Off Road capabilities, offered in the Ram 1500.

Art M.
1 month ago

A pickup with 702 HP is likely to honestly earn the title of the preceding article “… most dangerous vehicle!”
That assumes correctly done statistics of deaths/mile driven, rather than total fatalities where this truck would look good because there won’t be many on the road.

STEPHEN P Malochleb
1 month ago

So just how fast do you want to go pulling your camper ? I think if you were to hit 100 mph with camper on back, I think it will fly. Everyone complains about fuel economy and high speed accidents but they keep building them with more horse power and speed. Who needs a vehicle that can break 140 or more. Insanity.

Gary
1 month ago

I do.

Notfunny
1 month ago

Nice Truck and Also Nice Price!
Can you tow anything with it, or just go fast!

That pricing, you can buy a BRAND New 2020 Fully Equipped RAM 3500 for Less!

I think I’ll just look at the Pretty Pictures.