After it’s long awaited reveal this summer, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has finally entered production and is about to hit customers hands. With 702 hp on tap from its supercharged Hellcat V8, the sad truth is that someone will inevitably feel to comfortable and wreck their crazy pickup. But strangely, the first wrecked TRX doesn’t come from an owner, and it comes before the truck even left the production line. An image posted on Instagram by @sinister_lifestyle shows a rather unfortunate scene of a Ram TRX flipped on its side on the production line.
The Instagrammer who posted the image didn’t have any information as to how this happened, or how they got the picture, but the commenters were happy to chip in their own theories. Most probable is a mechanical carrier failure. One commenter noted that the TRX is the widest truck to ever roll off the Ram 1500 production line, and there’s a learning curve that goes along with that. According to Mopar Insiders, the production line was shut down for several hours after the truck tipped over.
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Thankfully, there’s no evidence to suggest anyone was injured in the accident, as FCA or the associated unions would have put out a statement regarding the TRX’s flop. We’re also happy to see this 2021 Ram 1500 TRX isn’t one of the limited production Launch Edition models. Only 702 are being produced, and they’re all sold out. They will all be painted in Anvil Gray, and this example looks like its in Granite Crystal metallic, so luckily there aren’t any Launch Edition who will lose out on the chance to own the special edition.
Because the accident was most likely down to a mechanical carrier issue, there is probably no single person to blame for the incident, and no one is getting fired, despite many people on the instagram post claiming so. The UAW wouldn’t allow that, either.
In the end, this is a sad accident involving one of 2021’s most anticipated vehicles. The unlucky owner of this particular Ram TRX will probably be offered a new VIN and build slot, and will just need to wait a little bit longer. We’re all used to that after 2020, aren’t we?