The Ram 1500 TRX is an incredible machine, offering the most horsepower, the most torque and the best real world performance of any half-ton truck in industry history. With 702 horsepower, off-road-ready tires and adjustable suspension, it is the most off-road capable truck ever, but it still maintains excellent road manners while being able to cover the quarter mile in the low-12-second range. The TRX also has a luxury level interior and when you combined all of these parts, you have the best all-around performance truck that the world has ever seen.
However, the color palate for the initial 2021 model year leaves much to be desired. The TRX at launch was offered in seven exterior colors – Hydro Blue, Flame Red, white, black, silver and two different grey options. Unlike the Hellcat-powered cars, which are offered in a host of bright “high impact” colors, the TRX was originally offered in five greyscale colors, red and blue.
Fortunately, Ram has added Ignition Orange to the palate for 2022. Unfortunately, it is only available as part of the limited production Ignition Edition package, so getting one of the supercharged Rams in bright orange will not come cheap.
Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition Details
The Ram 1500 TRX is similar in its basic design to the Launch Edition trucks, except instead of grey, this supercharged half-ton is painted an eye-catching bright orange. The lower portion of the body, the trim, the graphics and the badges are all black, with the only silver on the exterior being some trim around the grille logo and the machined face of the unique 18-inch, beadlock capable wheels.
The Ignition Edition shown here has the optional RamBar, giving owners a place to mount off-road lights for extra visibility at night, while a spray-in bedliner, cargo tie-downs and a bed step are all standard with this limited edition package.
On the inside, the Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition has Copperhead Orange stitching and an embroidered TRX logo on the front seat backs, copper-accented carbon fiber trim, an orange-trimmed center console badge, the Head-up Display system and an Ignition Orange TRX logo on the driver’s information screen in the gauge cluster.
Next, the Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition comes standard with all of the features of the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group, which adds pretty much every premium feature, surface or component that you could want. This includes things like heated and cooler leather seats, heated and reclining seats in the second row, the surround view camera system, the integrated trailer brake controller, wireless charging and many, many other items. The panoramic sunroof is also standard with the Ignition Edition TRX, leaving few boxes unchecked on the build sheet.
Rare and Expensive
There are only two downsides to the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition: First and foremost, since it only comes heavily loaded, the pricing begins just north of $93,000 with destination. While TRX pricing starts in the low-$70k range, getting one in Ignition Orange will cost you at least $20,000 extra over a non-Ignition Edition supercharged Ram.
Second, and perhaps even worse, is the fact that only 875 of these trucks will be made. That means that they will be hard to get and, in many cases, dealerships will pile on the dreaded “additional dealer markup”. With the TRX Launch Edition, many dealers charged $5,000 or $10,000 while some added as much as $25,000 onto the bottom line.
Those trucks were limited to 702 unit, so they were slightly more limited, but in the grand scheme of thing, there isn’t that big of a difference between 702 and 875 units. Some dealerships will still mark up the prices, so if you want one – and you don’t want to pay a big dealer fee – you should start contacting dealerships right away.
The Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition goes on sale during the fourth quarter of 2021, but for those buyers who are serious about getting one of these orange trucks, most dealerships will happily take your money now and put you on a list.