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Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« on: September 03, 2023, 01:21:55 pm »
American Military News by  Breana Noble - Detroit News  September 03, 2023

Ram Trucks on Wednesday said it’s concluding production of the V-8-powered Ram 1500 TRX pickup at the end of the year at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.

Stellantis NV has committed to being carbon net-zero by 2038, and with increasing emissions regulations, the gas guzzlers are on the way out. The automaker also is ending production of the Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars in December in Brampton, Ontario, with an all-electric muscle car from Dodge coming next year.

Stellantis, however, is in the midst of negotiations with the United Auto Workers. Their current contract expires on Sept. 14, and several analysts have forecast the potential for a strike. Stellantis declined to speculate on a strike and what it could mean for production of the TRX.

More: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2023/09/ram-to-conclude-production-of-v-8-trx-supertruck-at-end-of-year/

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Re: Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 04:50:44 pm »
American Military News by  Breana Noble - Detroit News  September 03, 2023

Ram Trucks on Wednesday said it’s concluding production of the V-8-powered Ram 1500 TRX pickup at the end of the year at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.

Stellantis NV has committed to being carbon net-zero by 2038, and with increasing emissions regulations, the gas guzzlers are on the way out. The automaker also is ending production of the Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars in December in Brampton, Ontario, with an all-electric muscle car from Dodge coming next year.

Stellantis, however, is in the midst of negotiations with the United Auto Workers. Their current contract expires on Sept. 14, and several analysts have forecast the potential for a strike. Stellantis declined to speculate on a strike and what it could mean for production of the TRX.

More: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2023/09/ram-to-conclude-production-of-v-8-trx-supertruck-at-end-of-year/
The vehicle, powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine, launched in 2020 as a 2021 model. It offered the brand’s most capable truck yet with 702 horsepower, 8,100-pound tow capacity, 650 pounds of torque and a 118 mph top speed.

Ok sounds like it can really haul a load, but all that power and the top end is only 118MPH?

The 2023 model starts at $85,050, and the brand is honoring its end with a special final edition for 2024 priced at $117,625, plus $1,995 destination.
That's insane!

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Re: Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 05:06:20 pm »
The vehicle, powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine, launched in 2020 as a 2021 model. It offered the brand’s most capable truck yet with 702 horsepower, 8,100-pound tow capacity, 650 pounds of torque and a 118 mph top speed.

Ok sounds like it can really haul a load, but all that power and the top end is only 118MPH?


That's insane!

Yup, 118 mph governed by the PCU/ECM.  My BIL has 2022 Ignition edition and we drove it MI last year.  You can program it to go faster but really, not advised. not to mention... Stopping a 6500 monster at over 100 is a chore even with the huge calipers.   Fun to drive but we only got near 12 MPG on a few fill-ups and only with the cruise set at 70 mph.
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Re: Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2023, 10:26:15 am »
Yup, 118 mph governed by the PCU/ECM.  My BIL has 2022 Ignition edition and we drove it MI last year.  You can program it to go faster but really, not advised. not to mention... Stopping a 6500 monster at over 100 is a chore even with the huge calipers.   Fun to drive but we only got near 12 MPG on a few fill-ups and only with the cruise set at 70 mph.
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Re: Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2023, 03:31:03 pm »
6.2 liters = 378 cid. 

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Re: Ram to conclude production of V-8 TRX supertruck at end of year
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2023, 06:58:43 pm »
My son's 2007 6.6 liter Silverado only has 365 hp, but has 660 lb-ft of torque and a Max Towing Capacity of 13,000 lbs.