Everything You Need To Know About The Ram TRX
I went to an event hosted by FCA today. Here's what I heard about the TRX. Photos and exhaust/engine notes included.
Ram decided to throw the Hellcat's supercharged 6.2L V8 in one of its trucks just to see what it would be like to have a performance truck as an option for off-roaders. The TRX was the first vehicle we were given the chance to hear about and the people from Ram introduced the truck to us. All I have to say is I am pretty excited. But wait no further. Here is what we were told.
The TRX is clearly wider and taller than a base model Ram 1500 with an 11.8-inch ground clearance. This is thanks to the off-road Bilstein shocks, 18-inch wheels, and whatever else helps off-roading vehicles. Underneath, there are 5 skid plates to stop rocks and debris from ruining the underside. As far as what is new with the frame, 74% of it is brand new. What helps this TRX on the off-roading scene when it comes to performance is that the transmission (8-speed automatic) is the same one out of the Jeep Trackhawk, electronic locking differential, better gearing, Bilstein shock axle damper, 15-inch brakes with inverted half rotors for better ventilation, and an option for Beadlock wheels. What also helps is the technology. It has 8 different driver modes plus valet, for some reason. But it starts out in 4Auto mode unless directed otherwise. The TRX can also wade through 32-inches (or a little more) of water.
Engine and Power
What about the engine? I know you want to know what it makes so here it goes. The 6.2L supercharged V8 Hemi makes a whopping 702 horsepower. The exhaust starts as a 3-inch pipe that connects to a Y-pipe that finishes as a 5-inch dual exhaust. The TRX has a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds. What is crazy is that the TRX can go from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Top speed? Limited to 100mph.
What else does the TRX have to offer? Well, it comes with trailer reverse steering control, a HUD, digital rearview mirror. I asked what would make someone want to buy the TRX over a Raptor and was told that the TRX has 250 more horsepower, the total packages of the interior, and technology. And last but not least, the customer can enjoy luxury (with some carbon fiber accents) as well as going off-roading. The MSRP of the TRX starts at just under $70,000 with the model shown being priced between $86,000-$87,000. And yes. That is a T-Rex devouring a raptor in the engine bay.
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