With the introduction of the Ram 1500 TRX, FCA has finally brought us the F-150 Raptor rivaling machine that we deserve. And while there is no denying that the TRX was made to dominate the Ford where there is no pavement to speak of, the truck’s massively powerful engine makes it one helluva speed machine on the road. Here is everything you need to know about the acceleration and speed available from the newest performance truck on the market.
Under the hood of the Ram 1500 TRX sits the glorious supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine, which produces 702 horsepower and 650 ft-lbs of torque in this spec. That power is routed through a TorqueFlite 8HP95 eight-speed automatic transmission mated to a TRX-specific transfer case. With launch control engaged, the Ram 1500 TRX will do 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, before completing the 1/4 mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. Combine these blistering quick times with a top speed of 117 mph, and what you’re left with is the quickest, fastest, and most powerful pickup truck on sale today.
For comparison, the last iteration of the Ford F-150 Raptor was able to go from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, thanks to its 450 horsepower EcoBoost V6 engine. The Ford also featured a much lower top speed, which was limited to 107 mph. The Ram 1500 TRX isn’t quite fast enough to dethrone the almighty Ram SRT10 however, which was able to reach a ludicrously high top speed of 154 mph in regular cab trim. The V10-powered sport truck was also nearly as quick as the new Ram as well, reaching 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, despite being down over 150 horsepower.
It is fair to say then that Ram has solidified their place at the top of the performance truck market with the TRX. Now we all just have to wait and see how the Blue Oval responds with the next-gen Raptor.