On The Hunt: Is Ram’s 702hp TRX The Raptor Killer?

Will the all-new 2021 Ram TRX be the beast that bests the Ford Raptor? Only time will tell, but with a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine rated at 702 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the Ram TRX will certainly give a Raptor a good fight.

Here are some more numbers to contemplate. The 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine combined with a high-torque-capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission enables Ram’s powerful pickup to deliver a high level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph.

Mike Koval, Head of Ram Brand at FCA North America, said, “The all-new 2021 Ram TRX sets the benchmark for extreme performance pickup trucks and solidifies Ram Truck’s position as the off-road truck leader. Ram has a strong history of high-performance trucks and TRX adds to that while expanding the light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology.”

Featuring an aggressive stance and a wide muscular body wrapped over the top of it, this truck makes a powerful statement. It possesses an acute “hourglass” body design with composite flares and fender wells stretched to cover aggressive 35-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires.

The Ram TRX is eight inches wider when compared to the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup, and the composite flares help to compensate for a six-inch increase in track width. To accommodate the Goodyear Territory tires that were designed exclusively for TRX, the truck’s front axle was moved 20 millimeters forward. Those 35-inch tires are available with 18-inch beadlock-ready wheels with accent color-matched rings.

There’s so much more to know about the off-road capabilities and technology inside the all-new Ram TRX pickup truck than we can tell you here. For the full story and all the details of this powerful new pickup truck that you have to watch the video to get all the good news. Is the Ram TRX a Ford Raptor killer? Watch the entire video to get all the facts, then tell us what you think!

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Stuart Bourdon

A passion for anything automotive (especially off-road vehicles), camping, and photography led to a life exploring the mountains and deserts of the Southwest and Baja, and a career in automotive, outdoor, and RV journalism.
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