General Motors won’t supercharge the Chevrolet Silverado, or GMC Sierra for that matter. If you’ve been a reader for a while, you may have came across our detailed reports debunking those that say otherwise. Even though it’s a bummer, it hasn’t stopped aftermarket companies like Callaway Cars from bolting on a comprehensive power upgrade onto the engine of GM’s best selling vehicle, and the results are fantastic. To demonstrate the capabilities of the Callaway Silverado SC602 sport truck, the company decided to run its own comparison test against the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX.
The Callaway Chevrolet Silverado SC602 vs Ram 1500 TRX is a very interserting competition to watch. Both full-sized pickup trucks are equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, and offer the driver a lot of power under the right foot. But when matched up against each other in a straight line, The Callaway appears to take home the W.
Although the Ram TRX does put out 702 horsepower – 100 more horsepower than the Callaway Silverado – the Silverado has what it takes to win in most of the straight-line competitions, thanks to less weight and stickier tires.
Callaway Silverado SC602 vs Ram 1500 TRX: Tale Of The Tape
Callaway SC602 SE
6.2-liter Supercharger L87 V8
10-speed transmission 4×4
602 horsepower @ 6200 RPM
560 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,500 RPM
5,820 pounds as tested
6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi V8
8-speed transmission 4×4
702 horsepower @ 6100 RPM
650 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 RPM
7,000 pounds as tested
As the vehicles were tested at the Callaway test track, they were tested in four different areas: drag race from a roll, drag race from a stop, 0-60 MPH, and 0-100 MPH.
Both vehicles have outstanding take-off abilities. Although the TRX was on taller tires that were more made for off-road high-performance situations and the Silverado was on tires more suitable for these types of tests, they both performed very well.
In the drag race from a roll competition, the Silverado was able to get the jump and hold off the 702 horsepower TRX. Both the Silverado and the TRX were able to get traction just fine in the heads-up drag race, but the Silverado prevailed again.
When making a mad dash from stop to 60 MPH and then 0-100 MPH, the Silverado stops the clocks at 4.26 seconds in the 0-60 second test, and 9.8 seconds in the 0-100 MPH test. The Ram TRX stops the clocks with a 3.99 0-60 second time, a little quicker than the Silverado, but the 0-100 MPH time ends up coming out a little slower for the TRX as it stops clocks at 10.14. Unofficial quarter-mile times suggest that both trucks fall somewhere in the mid-12 second range, give or take.
Just don’t ask about an off-road comparison test. At least not yet.
Ram TRX Pricing VS Supercharged Silverado Pricing
When it comes to the Callaway Silverado vs Ram TRX and which one is the better deal, it will really depend on which one best fits your situation. If you’re looking for something that is more off-road ready, then you might want to look towards a Ram TRX. If you like street performance, then the Callaway Silverado SC602 might be more your styling.
Now, pricing is a little tricky as new trucks have been hard to find at dealerships all over the US. The 2021 Ram TRX has an MSRP of $70,095, but make no mistake, dealerships and owners of these monster hard-working trucks have been hiking the prices up, in some cases as high as an extra $50,000 over the MSRP due to the current truck situation.
For your Callaway Silverado, your price will vary depending on which trim level you decide to have Callaway build a Signature Edition package on to. Take the price of your truck and add on $27,995 for the Callaway package, and you will have yourself a supercharged Callaway Silverado.
You really can’t go wrong either way. But if you’re prioritizing street performance, the choice appears obvious.