Production has begun on the highly anticipated Ram 1500 TRX and the first truck has been reserved for charity.
The world’s most powerful factory-produced pickup is being built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. where the first truck, VIN #001, from the sold-out Ram TRX Launch Edition lineup, will soon head to the auction block for charity.
“We’re ecstatic to announce the start of production of the award-winning all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX,” said Mike Koval Jr., Head of Ram Brand. “The Ram 1500 TRX bolsters the brand’s strong history of high-performance trucks while expanding Ram’s light-duty lineup with the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, luxury and technology.
“We are also well aware that Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition VIN #001 will be an instant collectible truck that is sure to excite enthusiasts, so we plan to make it available via auction with all proceeds going to charity,” Koval added. “We look forward to providing further details about the auction and how potential buyers can bid on this very special Ram truck early next year.”
Designed bolt by bolt to significantly outperform every other truck, including the Ford F-150 Raptor, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is powered by a 702-hp 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. The quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world cranks out 650 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers a jaw-dropping 0-60 miles per hour (mph) time of 4.5 seconds, rips out the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph and comes through with a top speed of 118 mph.
The new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently crowned as the MotorTrend Truck of the Year, marking the third consecutive year the Ram brand captured the coveted award. Ram 1500 won in 2019, and Ram Heavy Duty took top honors for 2020.
Commemorating America’s most powerful truck at 702 horsepower, the 2021 1500 TRX Launch Edition is limited to 702 units which sold out in less than three hours. The Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition is visually distinguished by its exclusive Anvil Gray paint, and inside, each truck features a special red and brushed-aluminum center console badge identifying it as a limited-edition Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition model.
The Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition package is coupled with the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group, adding carbon fiber interior trim, color accent package, heads-up display, beadlock-capable wheels, 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, advanced safety group, hood and bodyside graphics. Additionally, Ram 1500 TRX VIN0001 includes other optional equipment, such as RamBar by Mopar, Rock Rails by Mopar, bed-mounted tire-carrier by Mopar, trailer tow group, and trailer reverse steering control.