Burning Man 2023 was a disaster for many and a welcome challenge for others as flooded, and muddy terrain left 70,000 attendees struggling to leave the area. Weekend traffic updates warned Burners, as attendees of the event are known, to avoid getting stuck in the mud by attempting to leave the arts festival amid rainstorms. Some decided to trudge through angle-deep mud at Burning Man, while others decided to test their vehicle’s capabilities. One individual driving a Ram 1500 TRX (one looking to be a Havoc Edition) who incidentally was also towing a travel trailer chose to show what the Hellcat could do by powering through the wet grounds of Black Rock City, Nevada.
— Brendancogbill (@brendanmcogbill) September 4, 2023
Luckily, the endeavor was caught on video by an X user named Brendan Cogbill, who posted the yellow TRX powering through the mud on Sunday amid a shelter-in-place order. It turns out that with 702 horsepower and 4-wheel drive, the order doesn’t apply to you. Meanwhile, 73,000 other people were stranded over the weekend until conditions improved.
It turns out that the festival account told Burners that only emergency vehicles would be allowed to drive. This is likely due to how much more difficult conditions can be after a few cars scramble up the mud. But that wasn’t about to stop people as this Ram 1500 TRX wasn’t the only one attempting to flee the muddy area.
Cogbill watched countless cars get stuck in the mud and had very little luck getting through until the Ram TRX came around. It turns out that a renter drove the truck, and the owner who saw the video thought it was “badass” to see the Ram make it out of such conditions while only needing a car wash afterward. But that is what the truck was built for; to power through the obstacles if all else fails.