Most powerful series pickup in the world now also available in Europe

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Most powerful series pickup in the world now also available in Europe


Importer AEC brings the 711 PS monster to Germany



AEC brings new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX


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AEC brings new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX

In view of the developments in the local automotive market, where more and more electrification and downsizing are being used, this message seems almost unbelievable. Friends of US cars and large engines should be all the more happy about it. AEC, the official importer of the Stellantis brands Dodge & Ram, is bringing the Ram 1500 TRX to Europe and is now accepting pre-orders.

If you can’t do that much with trucks and irritatingly large V8 engines – the Ram 1500 TRX is currently the most powerful series pickup in the world. That’s because the people at Ram mischugge were enough to transplant the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which has been in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or in Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk causes a sensation.

In Ram’s new performance truck, the unit generates 711 hp and 881 Newton meters of torque. That’s enough to accelerate the more than 2.8-ton pickup from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in 4.5 seconds. The top speed is 118 mph, which is 190 km / h. The power goes to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic.

The overall package of the TRX includes an off-road racing chassis with adaptive Bilstein Blackhawk shock absorbers and studded tires of size 325/65/18.

After the importer announced in August 2020 that it would bring the TRX to Europe, the first copies have now arrived on the old continent. According to the AEC, the first homologation and test procedures have already started and will be completed soon.

Owning a Ram 1500 TRX on this side of the pond isn’t going to be a cheap treat, however. AEC currently expects prices between 119,000 and 140,000 euros (including VAT). The exact list prices will be announced in the second quarter of this year. For comparison: In the United States, the car is available from 69,000 US dollars (approx. 57,500 euros) plus local taxes, but fully equipped costs around 90,000 dollars (75,000 euros) plus taxes.

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“Over the past few years we have always had great success with our powerful, performance-oriented V8 models and our pickup trucks,” says Sasha Saita, Brand Director at AEC. “This seductive mixture is the ultimate combination for many fans in Europe. That’s why we wanted to shorten the lead time for the market launch of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX as much as possible. The excellent collaboration with Stellantis made exactly that possible. I am very pleased that the first copy has already been approved and has passed tests for European legislation. ”

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