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2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a desert-running pickup with a Hellcat heart

The full-size Ram 1500 gets a 702-horsepower upgrade thanks to a supercharged V8 engine.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Say hello to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.

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The TRX is Ram's competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck.

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The most impressive thing about the TRX is what's under the hood: a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

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That's the Hellcat engine found in other Fiat-Chrysler products, tuned to produce a whopping 702 horsepower here.

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That means the TRX can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

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Heck, this thing will even run the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.

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The TRX has a massively upgraded suspension so it can handle proper off-road blasting.

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35-inch all-terrain tires come standard.

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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will go on sale later this year.

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