The 2021 Ram TRX certainly sounds good on paper, with 702 hp from a Hellcat V8, trick suspension and many other off-road goodies. But we’ve been eagerly awaiting hearing that amazing 6.2 liter V8 in action. Today, our wishes are granted thanks to an Instagram video of a cold start from the Ram TRX, and it sounds expectedly fantastic. Take a listen:
As we thought would be the case, the TRX sounds fantastic even without any revs. Certainly better than the current Ford F-150 Raptor, but that may change when the next-gen model arrives with the Mustang Shelby GT500’s Predator V8.
It appears the account, @hydrotrx in honor of the great looking Hydro Blue paint, is run by someone working at FCA. Their profile shows many FCA products, some with manufacturer plates like this TRX. It’s unclear if they were involved with the TRX project in any capacity, but we salute this FCA employee for sharing the cold start with us. We’d be tempted to start it with the key just to hear the startup from the outside, too.
If you somehow missed the Ram TRX reveal a few weeks ago, here are the basics. It’s essentially the first true rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor, and can master any terrain it can fit on, but has a focus on high speed desert running. 702 hp, a 4.5 second 0-60 time, and a 117 mph top speed are quite fitting for that type of task.
Engine performance is far from the only thing that sets the TRX apart from other Ram trucks. advanced Bilstein shocks and suspension, and oversized air filter to keep out unwanted dust particulates, and 8 driving modes. It also gets a unique and luxurious interior full of red stitching, leather, suede and screens. You can also spec carbon fiber interior trim, if weight savings are important to you in your 6,350 lb truck.
When it goes on sale later this year, the Ram TRX will start at a hefty $71,790. There’s also a Launch Edition that comes in only Anvil Grey, and gets special interior badging. If you want one of those, too bad. All 702 are sold out.