With the Ram 1500 TRX, FCA has built themselves a muscle truck made to dominate both on the pavement and off. So much so that FCA doesn’t think it needs a dedicated street performance truck. While the 702-horsepower pickup offers performance unrivaled by any other truck available today, the TRX’s base price of $71,690 puts this humbly-rooted super truck beyond the means for many. There is no need to fret however, as the TRX isn’t the first sporty truck that Ram has produced. Now might just be the perfect time to get your hands on a Dodge Ram SRT-10.
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 was produced from 2004 through 2006, and during that three year span only 10,046 examples rolled off the assembly line. The muscle truck was powered by none other than the 8.3L V10 lifted directly from the second-gen Viper. In truck spec, the motor put out 500 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque, which is more than the Ferrari F430 from the same time period. The Dodge Ram SRT-10 came in either a regular cab or quad cab configuration, with the two-door trucks being offered with a Tremec T56 six-speed manual gearbox. All quad cab SRT-10 models featured the 48RE four-speed auto.
Strap some testing equipment up to a regular cab SRT-10 and you’ll see the truck do 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Keep your foot in it and the Viper truck will do the 1/4 mile in 13.6 seconds at 106 mph, before continuing on to a top speed of 154 mph. By comparison, the new Ram TRX has a top speed of 117 mph, in case you didn’t realize just how crazy that is. Despite all of this performance, many examples of the truck can be found for sale at pretty reasonable prices. Take this example found on eBay, which has a buy it now price of just $26,500.
The truck isn’t the nicest one we’ve seen, but it does only have some 33,000 miles on the clock. Not that it really matters, as there will never be another new truck quite like this one. The Viper’s exit from the market combined with emissions regulations will ensure of that. So then with an asking price nearly $6,000 below that of a new base model Ram 1500, there’s no way this muscle truck doesn’t prove too tempting for at least one person. Perhaps that person is you.