This is your last chance to secure one of 702 Launch Edition models.
Looking for the most exciting truck of the year? Look no further than the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. With a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 under the hood delivering a whopping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the TRX hits 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and goes on to hit 100 mph in 10.5 seconds. Ram obviously enticed more than a few Ford F-150 Raptor owners with its new toy, selling out of the Launch Edition in just three hours.
Just 702 will be built, but while it may be too late to snag 701 examples of the Launch Edition, one of these special trucks is up for grabs. Production of the Ram TRX has just begun at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Michigan and the very first example has rolled off the line and will be auctioned off for charity.
The very first production TRX, VIN 001, is finished in an exclusive shade of Anvil exterior paint. Its full VIN reads "1C6SRFU95MN900001," designating it as the first production series off the assembly line. "We are well aware that Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition VIN #001 will be an instant collectible truck that is sure to excite enthusiasts, so we plan to make it available via auction with all proceeds going to charity," said Mike Koval Jr, Head of Ram Brand. "We look forward to providing further details about the auction and how potential buyers can bid on this very special Ram truck early next year."
All Launch Edition TRX models include the Level 2 Equipment Group, adding carbon-fiber interior trim, a color accent package, a head-up display, bead-lock-capable wheels, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, the Advanced Safety Group, and exterior graphics. VIN 001 also features some optional equipment, including a Mopar RamBar, rock rails, and the bed-mounted tire carrier, as well as the Trailer Tow Group and trailer reverse steering control.
Ram priced the TRX Launch Edition at $90,265, and the additional upgrades may push this particular example nearer to the $100,000 mark. When it sells for charity, we expect it to sell for much more.