Owners are already playing with their truck but one model was held back from the lot allocated to dealerships – VIN 001. The very first 2021 Ram 1500 TRX off the production line instead went south to Scottsdale, Arizona to be showcased at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction there.
The auction house took bids for the Launch Edition version of the quickest, fastest and most powerful truck ever tonight with the gavel coming down on a winning bid of $410,000. The entire sale price of the TRX benefits the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, specifically the aspect of their work that provides services to veterans and their families.
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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is available in a pricey Launch Edition.Photo courtesy of Stellantis
The new owner better check the dimensions of their garage. The TRX is eight inches wider than a traditional Ram 1500. It has five skid plates and steel bumpers helping to make it off-road ready. At the sides of the bumper are LED clearance marker lights.
Powering the truck is FCA’s beloved supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It propels the truck from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and to 100 mph in 10.5 seconds. The truck can go a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. The speedometer tops out at 118 mph.
A full-time active transfer case matches with the powertrain. An electronic locking rear differential and launch control are standard.
The truck has 11.8 inches ground clearance thanks to a two-inch lift over the rest of the 1500 lineup. The model is capable of fording up to 32 inches of water and towing up to 8,100 pounds. It has a maximum payload capacity of 1,310 pounds.
Pricing for the Sterling Heights, Michigan-made 2021 Ram TRX starts at $69,995 plus $1,695 in destination and delivery charges. The Launch Edition of the model cost buyers $88,620 plus the destination fee.