FCA’s decision to stuff the Hellcat engine under the bonnet of so many and different models is pretty awesome. Sure, no one needs a truck with 700 HP but yet, here we are, so we might as well enjoy the moment.
The new Ram 1500 TRX is arguably one of the craziest pickup trucks to ever hit the market, featuring the Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that puts out 702 HP and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque.
That makes the new 1500 TRX capable of sprinting to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 10.5 seconds. The quarter-mile is dealt with in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph (174 km/h), while the top speed is 118 mph (190 km/h).
Doug DeMuro goes through all the details of Ram’s super-truck and he can’t stop smiling at its absurdity.
FCA loves leaving easter eggs on its models, and on the 1500 TRX there are plenty poking fun at the Ford F-150 Raptor, reminding you that the T-Rex is the true king of performance trucks.
Other differences compared to lesser 1500 versions include a wider body by 8 inches in order to accommodate the huge 35-inch tires that are mounted on beadlock wheels. Upfront there’s a new independent suspension and at the rear, you’ll find a Dana 60 solid axle with a 3.55 ratio with full-floating hubs and an axle-hop damper.
The 2.5-inch adaptive Bilstein shocks all around are designed exclusively for the 1500 TRX and the wheel travel is greater than 13 inches on all four corners, over 40 percent more than the rest of the 1500 models.