The Ram 1500 TRX has established itself as the king of combustion-powered pickup trucks but can a Ford F-150 modified by Roush give it a run for its money?
To try and answer that question, the duo were pitted against each other for a series of drag races. After reading their specs, it doesn’t take a genius to guess which truck comes out on top.
Powering the TRX is a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. This engine drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and in ideal conditions, the truck can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 4 seconds. By comparison, the Ford F-150 tuned by Roush has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 650 hp and 610 lb-ft that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Off the line, the Ram has a significant advantage and walks away from the Ford without breaking a sweat. This result is replicated in each of the other races, both from a standing start and from a roll.
Admittedly, this isn’t really a fair fight as the F-150 tested is a previous-generation model. The fairest comparison would involve the TRX being pitted against a tuned version of the new F-150 Raptor. With enough power, Hennessey Performance has already proven that a modified new F-150 can out-accelerate the TRX.