New Ram 1500 pickup truck fastest ever

James Raia

The Ram 1500 is among many pickup trucks receiving poor grades by Consumer Reports.

Performance means a lot to many car and truck owners, and now Fiat Chrysler has boasting honors.

The manufacturer has announced its 702-horsepower 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. The 2021 model will be the fastest pickup truck ever sold by a major automaker.

The 2021 Ram 1500 is the fastest mainstream pickup truck ever made.
The 2021 Ram 1500 is the fastest mainstream pickup truck ever made.

Fiat Chrysler is making a habit of releasing mega-power vehicles. It recently unveiled its 702-horsepower family sport utility vehicle, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.

Fastest pickup truck honors

The new pickup truck has the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 featured in the Durango Hellcat.

Created as performance-oriented, high-speed, off-road pickup, the TRX is a competitor of the Ford. Fiat Chrysler reports the TRX can accelerate from 0-to-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. It will have a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds.

Truck industry analysts say it’s the fastest mainstream truck ever.

The new truck has a unique appearance. Wide fend flares add eight inches to the truck’s overall width, good to the cover the truck’s extra-wide off-road tires. The TRX rides 11.8 inches from the ground. Its top speed is limited to 118 miles an hour to ensure tire safety.

Versatility is also a strength. The TRX has Mud/Sand, Rock and Baja and driving modes. Baja is intended for high speed driving on uneven surfaces.

TRX prices will start at about $75,000. Fiat Chrysler will produce 702 special Launch Edition trucks that will sell for $90,310.

The trucks will go into production at Fiat Chrysler’s Sterling Heights, Michigan, factory in October.

Article Last Updated: August 22, 2020.

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