The infernal Ram 1500 TRX made its debut. And 462-horsepower pickup truck Ford F-150 Raptor (690 Nm) became somehow tight. Chryslers call its model the most powerful and fastest production car in the segment. Ram TRX received a compressor engine Hemi V8 6.2, familiar to us from Dodge Hellcat series. Gear - 712 hp and 881 Nm! The new model with an eight-speed "automatic" takes 4.5 seconds and from a place up to 160 km/h it shoots for 10.5 seconds. The Ram TRX covers the distance of a quarter mile (402 m) in 12.9 seconds, and the maximum speed of the pickup truck reaches 190 km/h.
In the States Ram 1500 TRX is estimated at $71,690, which is $13,555 more than the request for a Ford F-150 Raptor with a similar double cabin. For the novelty, the Mopar division offers more than a hundred accessories to change the style of the vehicle, increase practicality and improve off-road capabilities.
Buyers will be offered a welcome version of Launch Edition for $90,265. These cars will be painted only in gray Anvil Gray and will be sold in the maximum configuration TR2. Totally 702 cars will be made (by the number of horsepower in the American specification).
The eight-cylinder engine has a two-channel intake system: air into the 29-liter box comes equally through the air intakes in the hood and grille. A sophisticated filtration system for the inlet flow retains not only the dirt, but also the water for which drainage is provided. A pair of filters - the largest in the segment! Their total surface area reaches 0.18 square meters. Ram TRX is also equipped by default with latch control and jump detection technology, which prevents destructive power surges for the transmission.
The top version of the Ram 1500 family is distinguished by leather trim seats, dashboard and door panels with red stitching, as well as inserts made of alcantara on the central armrest, steering wheel and doors. The equipment list includes six airbags, multimedia with 12-inch display and navigation, a 900-watt Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and a all-around camera.
The aluminum hood, doors, cargo area wing, as well as front suspension and transmission subframes, front levers, steering gear and power protection of the engine and transmission. The vehicle is 20 cm wider, and the track at the front and rear is 15 cm wider. Payload of the pickup truck reaches 594 kg, weight of the towed trailer - up to 3.67 tons.
Compared with other versions of the Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck, there is a reinforced frame made of high-strength steel with powerful hydroformed front elements. Suspension of the super pickup is new: at the front is a two-lever with forged upper and lower levers, and at the rear is a five-lever, which is attached to an indissoluble axle Dana 60 with electronic differential lock. Wheel installation angles are as original as the springs, as well as adaptive shock absorbers Bilstein Black Hawk e2 with external tanks and independent adjustment for compression and rebound. Suspension stroke has been increased by 40% compared to conventional versions of Ram 1500 and now exceeds 330 mm.
The TRX version features Goodyear Wrangler Territory All-Terrain 325/65 R18 wheels. Brakes are twin-piston at the front and single-piston at the rear with 380 mm rotors on both axles. The pickup also received an advanced on-board computer with enhanced information both on hard surfaces and off-road.
As you have already understood, the Ram 1500 TRX can not only fly, but also crawl. This is due to the permanent all-wheel drive with the new BorgWarner dispenser and the reduced all-wheel drive next to the increased to 2.64 reduction. Plus, the ground clearance is increased to 300 mm (+51 mm) and the ford depth is increased to 813 mm. The geometric cross-country ability has also been improved: the entrance angle reaches 30.2 degrees, and the exit and ramp angles - 23.5 and 21.9. Production of the car has already been established at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, and dealers have begun accepting orders. The first vehicles will reach their owners in the fourth quarter of 2020.