2021 Ram 1500 TRX Spied In Parking Lot Looking Larger Than Life
It’s been a month since Ram revealed the 2021 1500 TRX, but we haven’t seen the production truck in the wild until now. A new video from the TFLNow YouTube channel finds two examples of the TRX – a red and a blue – sitting in a parking lot, and the trucks look huge. One looms above the Nissan Armada parked next to it, while the pair vanish a small Nissan Rogue parked between them. This is our first look at the truck in the wild since its debut.
There is no doubt that the truck looks sturdy. The widened fenders not only accommodate the wider 6.0-inch track, but they also give the truck a dominant presence. The massive size of the truck is further aided by the upgraded suspension which provides the pickup with 11.8-inch ground clearance and 32-inch wading depth. The wide stance and broad shoulders flank a very busy front end design – a blacked-out grille, lower skid plate, and hood scoop flanked by vents. The Rogue parked next to the trucks barely passed the truck greenhouse.
While the appearance of the truck certainly catches the eye, it’s what’s under the hood that got a lot of people excited. Ram borrowed the mill, the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, from the Hellcat. However, horsepower is lower in comparison – 702 horsepower (523 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (881 Newton-meters) of torque. Okay, that’s still a lot. Ram blames the longer intake and exhaust paths that sap a bit of horsepower. The mill is associated with the more efficient eight-speed automatic transmission.
Seeing the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX in the wild is nice, as you can see what it looks like alongside other vehicles. Today’s cars and trucks are bigger than ever, and the Ram 1500 TRX is a prime example. It is a massive vehicle with serious performance. We can’t wait to see it lined up next to a Ford F-150 Raptor.