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2021 Ram 1500 TRX 6x6 Hellephant Crate Engine Hennessey performance

For many, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is an ultimate expression of a pickup truck. It has 702 horsepower, can go faster than any truck on the market today, and can crest $100,000. Those adhering to the moving goalposts of reason and moderation could look at this Raptor-fighting super truck as simply enough, thanks. But this is America. And the parameters for what is considered to be enough is seemingly limitless, and likely to make any Scandinavian eco-fascist foam at the mouth with a triggered fanatical rage not seen since the era of the vikings. What we’re referring to of course is the behemoth pictured above: a 2021 Ram TRX 6×6 planned by Hennessey Performance.

Per the Texas-based YouTube channel, the truck will have six-wheel drive, and 1,200 horsepower courtesy of a Hellephant supercharged V8 crate engine.

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Hennessey isn’t above making claims just for sake of making them. Like when they said they would tune the Porsche Taycan, or the C8 Corvette for that matter. But we’re inclined to believe this one. The company already offers 6×6 versions of both the F-150 Raptor (Velociraptor 6×6), as well as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 (Goliath 6×6). This Ram TRX 6×6 will go by the nickname of Mammoth, which is fitting in so many different, yet obvious ways. It will be the most powerful truck the Hennessey has ever offered.

This Mammoth truck will also come with a mammoth price tag: $500,000, which includes the donor Ram TRX. Moreover, Hennessey will only build three of them, making this Ram TRX 6×6 the most expensive and most exclusive truck the company has ever announced, on top of being the most powerful. According to Motor Authority, HPE is capped at producing three Mammoth 6×6 trucks on account of only being able to acquire three Mopar Hellephant crate engines. The outlet also notes that the build process will take about four months from start to finish.

Adding to the anticipation is a real-time countdown on the company’s website, ticking away until the clock reaches 12:00 noon, central time. This is when three extremely ready, wealthy customers will be able to place their order. Although we imagine that some more well-heeled customers would offer significant amounts of money over the going rate just to jump to the front of the line. Perhaps you’re one of those potential customers.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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