RAM finally did and it was time to introduce us to the RAM 1500 TRX the most powerful and high performance focused version ever created. And yes, it has the famous Dodge Hellcat engine under the hood, the gigantic 6.2-liter HEMI supercharged V8 that in this pick-up will deliver 702 hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. It will do the 0-100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds and can withstand extreme abuse in off-road conditions.
When it comes to high-performance pick-ups, the first that comes to mind is the Ford Raptor, which for many years enjoyed clear dominance in its segment by being practically alone. I know there are thousands of other high-performance pick-ups, but those examples always came from a preparation company and not as such from a specific brand.
As you may have seen, this RAM 1500 TRX borrows the heart of the Hellcat and gets the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, power that reaches all four wheels via a ZF automatic transmission. 8-gear high-performance gear, in fact it’s the same as the Jeep Trackhawk. To take a breath, this RAM has two functional intakes, one behind the grill and the other is the one you see on the hood.
With those figures you can do the 0-100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and the 1/4 mile takes only 12.9 seconds. Also, although its approach is off-road, it has Launch Control. On the rear axle they have given it a Dana 60 differential with electronic locking differential.
Its improvements do not remain in the engine, RAM says that despite using the same platform as a normal RAM 1500, there are only 25% similar elements between them, since the same chassis was reinforced with high-resistance steel that makes it more stiff and helps it withstand harsher punishments like frequent and relatively high jumps for a pickup of this size
Overall it is a 20.32 cm wider truck than a common RAM 1500 as its track width also grew by 15.2 cm to give it more stability at high speeds and to give it bigger and wider tires. It is worth mentioning that its wheelbase also grew by 2 cm to grant the same benefits that I already told you before in this paragraph.
Its tires are Goodyear Wrangler Territory designed specifically for this pick up and have a total height of 35 “, they have 18” wheels. The tires as such are designed for better performance on wet surfaces, mud, sand and snow.
The suspension, as you would expect, has many improvements, to begin with it has nitrogen-charged Bilstein Blackhawk E2 adaptive dampers that avoid fatigue in demanding and prolonged use, which in turn, can achieve a damping force of between 9.9 kilos and 1 a ton.
They also gave it larger springs to help it have a 29.9 cm ground clearance.