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2021 Ram 1500 TRX is constantly fun

The Ram 1500 TRX has the heart of a Hellcat and a whole lot of suspension travel. How could you not have a blast in this thing?

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Back when the Dodge Hellcat lineup was first unveiled, I joked that it was only a matter of time before that hulking supercharged V8 made its way into every vehicle its parent company builds.

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While my hopes of a Chrysler 200 Hellcat have been sorely dashed, that whining lump did eventually find a strange bedfellow in the Ram 1500 pickup.

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The result is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, and while it defies common sense, I've been having way too much fun to notice.

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Some more hardcore vehicles eschew the usual panoply of active and passive safety systems, but most of the good stuff is available in the TRX.

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In addition to standard forward-collision warning, my tester has a $995 package that adds emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capabilities and lane-keeping assist.

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Stellantis' high-horsepower offerings are not cheap, and the 2021 Ram TRX is no exception. 

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Its starting price of $71,690 (including $1,695 for destination) leapfrogs the Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins, and with a hefty dose of options, my tester rings in at an eye-watering $87,370

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You could buy a real sports car for that much.

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But there's nothing quite like the Ram TRX. The Hellcat's 6.2-liter V8 has always been something special but throwing it into a pickup truck results in a vehicle that exceeds the sum of its parts, delivering equal doses of high performance and hilarity.

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