The Ram 1500 TRX has debuted as the fastest, quickest accelerating, and most powerful pickup truck on the market. Beyond the 702-horsepower Hellcat powertrain and loads of off-road focused hardware, the TRX features quite a bit of design changes that separate it from the rest of the lineup. This is everything you need to know about the Ram TRX design.
In order to accommodate the added six-inches of track width found on the Ram 1500 TRX model, FCA has fitted the truck with some serious composite fender flares. These help to make the TRX eight-inches wider than the rest of the lineup, while also giving the truck a distinctive hourglass shape. Combined with the 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory rubber, the TRX carries itself with an aggressive stance and presence. TRX buyers can also spec full-length rock rails for added protection and style, while a more traditional set of powder coated aluminum running boards are also available.
Up front, the Ram TRX design required quite a bit of facial reconstruction after its Hellcat V8 transplant. A new front grille, skid plates, oversized tow hooks, and steel bumpers all come together to solidify the truck’s off-road intentions. There’s also a new flow-through Ram badge, which behaves just like the Flow-Tie found on the 5th-Gen Camaro Z/28. While 50 percent of the air feeding the V8 will come through the grille, the other half is fed through the new functional hood scoop. If you need any more proof that FCA took the aerodynamics of the TRX seriously, consider the air curtain that’s been designed just outside the headlamps, which relives a high-pressure zone for better airflow over and through the fenders.
The Ram TRX design language also uses LED lighting to great styling effect. Premium all-black LED headlamps and taillights come as standard, with LED marker lights integrated into the hood scoop, as well as flanking both the front and rear bumper. FCA says these lights give the TRX a road presence unlike anything else, whether it be at day or night.
The Ram 1500 TRX is exactly as agro as we expected the Hellcat-powered pickup truck would be, both in terms of styling and performance. It will be exciting to see how Ford counters with the next Raptor, but until then we have our new undeniable off-roading apex predator.