Performance and Capability of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Performance and Capability of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

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Ram has taken the 1500 lineup to the next level with the TRX! This monster unleashes the power of a supercharged Hellcat engine and tons of other high-performance parts and features. MotorTrend has recognized the TRX as the Truck of the Year, earning the Ram 1500 its sixth title overall and third in a row! It might be the fastest, most powerful street-legal truck on the market, but there with endless off-roading capability, there's no reason to keep it on the street! As you might imagine, a lot goes into making a high-performance truck like the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Keep reading to learn more!

Engine, Transmission of the 2021 TRX

The TRX holds the power of a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine found in the Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango SRT Hellcat models. This helps the TRX rip out an exhilarating 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. With a maximum speed of 14,600 RPM, the twin-screw supercharger can manage up to 11 pounds per square inch of boost, which is a lot! A massive airbox cools the supercharged engine with a functional hood scoop capable of taking on up to nearly 33 liters of air each minute and sifting out four times the dirt and debris than the Raptor does. Cold air is also brought in by an unobstructed flow-through grille. The high-torque-enabled TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic provides smooth shifts and can be controlled by paddle shifters for optimized performance and a more hands-on driving experience.

TRX Launch Control

For the first time in Ram's history, launch control has been added to one of their trucks. The TRX launch control system optimizes the RPMs and monitors wheel slip feedback to give you the fastest launch every time. When you press the launch control button, the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen will prompt you to select the RPM at which you want the vehicle to launch. Then the driver information display will have you apply brake pressure and once the pressure is built up, hold on tight and his that accelerator pedal!

Ram 1500 TRX Drivetrain

The drivetrain is where the performance of the TRX meets the capability. The TRX features a full-time four-wheel-drive system with selectable traction management modes including Auto, Custom, Sport, Snow, Rock, Baja, and Sand/Mud. Auto puts the system in control to automatically adapt to changes in road conditions. Custom allows the driver to select a preferred suspension stiffness, steering feel, torque split, and more. Sport mode optimizes the transmission for quicker shift times, alters the torque distribution for a 30/70 split, tightens the suspension, and more to provide an exhilarating on-road experience. Snow mode utilizes an initial torque split of 45/55 and controls engine horsepower for the greatest launch on snow and ice. Rock mode shifts to an ultra-low gear ratio and employs a 50/50 torque split, while Selec-Speed control maintains a set velocity for a controlled descent. Baja mode is designed for control on dunes, slows the shift times by 68%, sets the suspension for full damping, and allows moderate oversteer. Lastly, Sand/Mud mode synchronizes throttle management and torque distribution to improve traction and limit slippage.

Ram TRX Shock Absorbers

Bilstein Black Hawk® e2 shock absorbers are used to provide the TRX with unparalleled control across any road and trail. The TRX has 11.8 inches of ground clearance, 13 inches of front suspension travel, and 14 inches of rear suspension travel with these shocks. This model of the Bilstein shocks has Active Terrain Dynamics, which allows them to adjust themselves to differing terrain by observing the vehicle's sensors and adapting to changes in steering angle, speed, throttle position, and more. A pressurized nitrogen gas chamber powers all four shocks in a singular remote reservoir. The remote location of this reservoir frees up more space, maximizing suspension travel. A secondary piston engages when the shocks approach full compression to prevent the TRX from bottoming out. This second piston was designed specifically for the TRX.

Find a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX in Plymouth, MI

Without a doubt, the Ram 1500 is the most on and off-road capable truck on the market. With performance features like a supercharged engine, launch control, and paddle shifters along with off-roading features like eight selectable drive modes, high-performance shock absorbers, and more, you can trust the TRX to get you here, there, and everywhere, no matter the terrain! If you're interested in experiencing the power and capability of the TRX, we invite you to come down to Dick Scott Auto Group to see the TRX in person and take a test drive with a friendly sales professional. We look forward to serving you!

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