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2021 Ram 1500 TRX hits the dirt and flies high

Ram's most extreme 1500 is one heck of a good time.

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What do you get when you cross a Ram with a Hellcat? Obviously, a T. rex. Meet the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.

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The pickup is powered by FCA's 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine, which it inherits from the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat cars.

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Changes to the intake and exhaust put the V8's output at 702 horsepower; the 650 pound-feet of torque is unchanged.

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Beyond the engine, the TRX features a mostly new chassis that's 8 inches wider than the standard 1500.

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With 13 inches of front axle travel (and 14 inches at the rear), the TRX's adaptive Bilstein suspension is capable of some pretty extreme feats.

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I was encouraged to really test the limits of the TRX's advanced suspension.

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All of the vents and ducts on the pickup's more aggressive bodywork appear to be functional, including this little air curtain tucked into the headlamp's corner.

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Even the Ram logo is hollowed out to allow for better airflow through the massive grille.

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The TRX rides 2 inches higher than the standard 1500 with about 11.8 inches of static ground clearance.

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Its adaptive damper suspension keeps the ride nicely controlled on the road, while allowing excellent shock absorption during high-speed off-road maneuvers.

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Keep swiping for more shots of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. You can also check our full first drive or see how the TRX stacks up against Ford's Raptor.

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