The Ram 1500 TRX was introduced as the most powerful production truck in the world when it came to market for the 2021 model year and since then, it has never been knocked off of that pedestal. With 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, no other half-ton truck offers more power making the Hellcat Hemi-powered TRX the undisputed King of the Production Trucks.
However, as this generation of the Ram 1500 winds down and new, tougher restrictions on gasoline-powered vehicles at both the state and federal level are introduced, the supercharged Hemi is roaring off into the sunset. To bid this package a proper farewell, Ram has introduced the TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition for 2024. To be clear, “6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition” is all part of the package name, so the brand is making it clear that this will be the last TRX powered by a supercharged V8…but maybe not the last TRX.
“The introduction of the Ram 1500 TRX ushered in a significant shift in off-road performance trucks with a halo effect that will last for years to come,” said Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “This current chapter in Ram’s high-performance trucks is coming to a close, but it’s not the end of TRX’s story. While we’ll have more news to come at a later date, we’re proud to offer our loyal performance enthusiasts the very special TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition.”
Like the other Ram 1500 TRX special edition packages, the 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition models are essentially fully-loaded trucks with a unique color. Ram has added three new colors – Delmonico Red, Night Edge Blue and Harvest Sunrise – but none of them are specific to the TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition. Harvest Sunrise will only be offered on the TRX (Final Edition and non-Final Edition) while Delmonico Red and Night Edge Blue are available across the entire 2024 Ram 1500 lineup.
Features of the Ram 1500 TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition include Satin Titanium bead-lock capable wheels, a Satin Titanium 6.2-liter hood badge and a unique bed decal on the outside. On the inside, the package comes with “Patina” stitching on the dashboard and seats, a unique startup screen logo, an “ultra-premium center console badge” that includes the build number, a unique Satin Titanium badge on the dashboard, suede door panel inserts, woven carbon fiber throughout the cabin, the 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Head-Up Display, the digital rearview mirror, 8-way power front seats and an elaborate safety package. That package adds things like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, pedestrian emergency braking, blind-spot and cross-path detection and ParkSense front and rear park assist.
The most important feature of the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition is the drivetrain, which includes the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi, delivering 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. When working with the 8-speed transmission and the advanced four-wheel-drive system, the TRX can sprint to 60 miles per hour in an official time of 4.5 seconds while covering the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds. However, many owners have found that a stock TRX is capable of getting to 60 and to the quarter mile stripe quite a bit quicker than that, showing the Ram was conservative with their performance numbers.
Finally, while the Ram 1500 TRX lays down impressive acceleration times on a drag strip, it is ultimately built to conquer the off-road world and it does that beautifully, thanks to the Bilstein suspension components which were engineered specifically for this truck. This suspension setup affords the TRX the ability to blast across rough terrain at high speed, but when the going gets really tough, this setup allows the supercharged Ram to serve as an incredible rock-crawler. It is crazy-quick on paved roads, but when you hit the trails, it is the most capable truck on the market there as well.
The Ram brand plans to build 4,000 examples of the TRX 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition in addition to an unspecified number of non-Final Edition models, so there will seemingly be plenty of these special models to go around, but they won’t be cheap. The Final Edition package carries an MSRP of $117,625 plus the $1,995 destination fee, but we also expect to see dealerships marking these up, so in the long run, most 6.2L Supercharged V8 – Final Edition buyers can expect to pay north of $120,000 (in the United States).
As for the hint from Kuniskis about another TRX in the future, it is unclear what the brand could be cooking up. We know that Ram is bringing an electric pickup to market, so perhaps there will be an electric Ram TRX to compete with the electric Ford Lightning. The other option is that Ram could offer a high performance variation of the Hurricane Inline-6 engine that we expect to see offered in half-ton trucks in the next generation, but right now, that is all purely speculation. What we do know is that anyone who wants to buy a Ram 1500 with the supercharged “Hellcat” Hemi needs to do so during the 2024 model year.