In July, we broke the news about the much-anticipated return of the high-performance Ram 1500 TRX for the 2024 model year. The 2024 Ram 1500 TRX reclaims its position as the world’s fastest, quickest, and most powerful mass-produced pickup. With its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® HELLCAT V8, borrowed from the Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT, the TRX stands as the ultimate symbol of power and performance in the half-ton pickup segment. It is sporting an impressive 702 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, it sets a new standard.
Though Ram has yet to unveil details about the 2024 Ram 1500 lineup officially, insider leaks have shed light on the situation. Despite minimal changes to the overall design of the truck, there’s a significant increase in its price compared to the 2023 model. How significant? A substantial $10,390 USD hike. This propels the base price of the TRX to a staggering $95,490.
Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much to push the cost of a fully-equipped 2024 Ram 1500 TRX well beyond the $116,000 USD mark. While this might seem extravagant to many, it still manages to be a relatively better deal when compared to the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R™. While the Raptor R boasts 700 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter Predator V8 sourced from the outgoing Mustang GT500, it comes with a starting price of $109,990 USD, including the destination charge.
Whether this might mark the final year for the TRX remains unconfirmed. Stellantis, the parent company of Ram, is gradually transitioning away from the HEMI® engine lineup in favor of the twin-turbocharged Hurricane inline-six-cylinder lineup. Insider sources suggest that the TRX might adopt a high-performance Hurricane engine option, allowing it to soldier on beyond 2024. Enthusiasts like us eagerly await an official statement from Ram to gain insights into the future of the Ram 1500 TRX. However, it’s clear that to continue competing at the highest level in 2024, enthusiasts should be prepared to dig even deeper into their pockets.