Posts Tagged ‘HEMI’

Four Things to Love About the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

There’s no road — paved or not — that the Ram 1500 TRX can’t conquer with its over-the-top supercharged engine, more than 700 horsepower, and a wading depth of 32 inches. Perhaps the fact that the Ram 1500 TRX is pumping out 650 lb-ft of torque has something to do with the fact that it’s such an off-road beast, or maybe it’s the fact that it only needs 4.5 seconds to go from 0 -60 mph — regardless, few vehicles on the current market come close to these performance numbers. Here are four things we love about the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.  (more…)

Revealed: All-New 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Ram Trucks meant business when its engineers crafted the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Enthusiasts will refer to it by its three-letter nomenclature, but those that built it prefer to refer to it as the “T. rex” as a nod to the model’s obvious rivalry with the existing Ford F-150 Raptor. When it comes to the dinosaur food chain, it’s safe to say that T. rex trumps raptor, and that’s exactly the same here — the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX blows its competition out of the water. Mike Koval, Head of Ram Trucks, said “T. rex destroys raptors,” referencing not only Jurassic Park and the Jurassic era, but Ram’s hoping that’s the case during the fourth quarter of 2020 when the model goes on sale. All TRX pickups feature a crew-cab, short-bed configuration and have a base price of $71,690 (including the destination fee). (more…)

A Trip Down Memory Lane With Ram Trucks

Friday, May 1st, 2020

The Ram Truck brand has quite a storied past, with its humble beginnings as part of the Dodge D-Series pickup lineup. It wasn’t until the beginning of the last decade when Ram spun off and became its own brand apart from Dodge. Given its meteoric rise in the past ten years, other automakers are closely studying Ram’s process to see if any of their vehicles can be turned into their own brand, like the Chevy Corvette for example. The pickup segment is more popular than ever, and Ram’s sales have been skyrocketing every year since its spin-off, with a worldwide 2019 total of 730,457 units. Here’s how Ram and its lineup has changed and affected the market over its 35 years (and counting) of existence. (more…)

Ram Trucks Has a Plan to Beat the Ford Raptor

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Ram Truck division is readying the stage for the debut of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX model. Ram is determined to compete directly against the Ford F-150 Raptor and new details have emerged as to how exactly Ram plans to do that. FCA insiders shared some tidbits under the condition of anonymity with the Allpar publication. Ram plans to make the play for off-road dominance with the high-performance pickup’s adjustable suspension and traction management system.  (more…)

Ram Rebel TRX VIN Plate Points to a Hellcat-Powered Pickup

Friday, March 27th, 2020

The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat brought us an engine that’s nothing to scoff at, the 6.2-liter HEMI Supercharged V8. How does this 707 horsepower beast relate to Ram Trucks? Well, the upcoming Ram 1500 rebel TRX will feature this engine under the hood, along with four-wheel drive. For a long time, this engine selection was just a rumor, but the folks over at The Fast Lane Truck got a glimpse of the VIN plate and confirmed it’s a 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 under the hood.  (more…)

Coming Soon: The Ram 1500 Rebel TRX

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

We’ve known for quite some time that Ram Truck is gearing up to launch the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX to compete directly with the Ford F-150 Raptor. Recent reports from Allpar and Mopar Insiders indicate that the debut and launch date of the TRX is closer than ever. Here’s what else we know about the upcoming Ram 1500 Rebel TRX. (more…)

2020 Ram 1500 Buying Guide

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

The 2020 Ram 1500 is the diamond of the existing Ram lineup, plain and simple. From the humble entry-level Tradesman trim to the top-tier Limited trim and every other trim in-between, the thoughtfully designed pickup truck impresses buyers like no others. Sales figures can certainly attest to that, given that Ram has completely taken over the second best-selling truck spot from Chevy. With capabilities that go above and beyond what buyers expect from a pickup truck, the Ram 1500 delivers thanks to its strong fuel economy numbers and its array of engine options. Those not behind the wheel of a 2020 Ram 1500 are doing themselves a disservice and here’s why: (more…)

It’s Official: The Ram Rebel TRX is Coming

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Ram is making a splash in the news with their recent press release announcing that the Ram Rebel TRX is approved for production. While the brand did not announce an official date, experts assume the Rebel TRX will be here in time for the 2021 model year. The Rebel TRX will arrive just in time to outshine the Ford Raptor, and will likely be powered by a 6.2-liter supercharger HEMI V8 with 575 horsepower.  (more…)

Ram Heavy-Duty: A Refined Workhorse

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Ram revised their 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks for the 2019 model year. The brand’s special focus was on making the trucks quieter, more luxurious with smoother riding and handling. Additionally, the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup also offers increased towing and hauling abilities. Traditionally manufactured as extra robust pickups whose main functions are expected to be towing and hauling, the heavy-duty trucks normally use a 2500/3500 or 250/350 nomenclature. The main target client base for these type of trucks are commercial contractors, farmers, ranchers, and on weekends by people who rely on them recreationally – either to haul horses, RV trailers, or even big boats. (more…)

What Journalists are Saying About the Revamped Ram HD Trucks

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

 

Heavy-duty pickups are recognized for being workhorses and they usually get tasks done while offering little in the way of comfort and luxury. In fact, there haven’t been any major changes to the expectations of heavy-duty pickups on job sites over the years, but Ram is thinking ahead. The truckmaker is attuned to the ever-changing needs of consumers and has decided to forge capability, luxury and comfort to bring the pickup truck (both light-duty and heavy-duty) to the 21st century. (more…)