Dodge Ram TRX
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GMC is making the bold claim that the upcoming Hummer EV will be the world’s first “super truck.” I hate to break it to them, but whenever the GMC Hummer EV hits the streets, it’ll be the second-ever super truck. Why? Because your favorite performance enhancing drug, Stellantis (née FCA) has GMC beat with the lightning-quick, supercharged 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX.
That performance not only beats the Ram TRX’s predecessor, the Viper-powered 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 (0-60 mph in 4.9 and a 13.2-second quarter at 107.1 mph), but also our longstanding quickest pickup champ, the TRD-modified 2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged, which ran from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds at a 13.0-second quarter at 106.3 mph.
The Ram 1500 TRX probably won’t be mistaken for one of those performance cars on a winding road, mostly because it’s so suited to off-pavement shenanigans, but even so it puts down mighty impressive numbers for a pickup riding on knobby Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires. Its best 60-0 mph stop was in 130 feet (besting the lighter Ford F150 Raptor SuperCab, by 10 feet), and it lapped the figure eight in 28.4 seconds at 0.61 g average, trailing the same Raptor by two-tenths of a second but besting its average grip by 0.01 g..
So, how does the Ram 1500 TRX manage to (quite literally) punch above its weight? Well, its engine is as good a place as any to start. Its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 (not a Hellcat, Ram insists, as those are reserved for Dodges, but c’mon) is the least powerful Hellcat variant yet with just 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque on tap. This power drop is due to a more restrictive exhaust and a more tortured intake path that allows the TRX to cope with off-road racing dust and water fording. Power is routed through an eight-speed automatic to a permanent four-wheel-drive system and eventually to the ground through those massive tires.