Summer is about to get more exciting as Ram has introduced the 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition.
Based on the “quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world,” the Sandblast Edition features a unique Mojave Sand exterior with TRX graphics and black 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires. The truck also incorporates practical items such as a spray-in bedliner, cargo tie-downs, and a bed step.
Moving into the cabin, buyers will find black leather seats with light frost contrast stitching and “TRX” embroidery on the backrests. They’re joined by a flat-bottom steering wheel, carbon fiber trim, and a unique center console badge.
Since the special edition comes equipped with the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group, buyers will also find a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. They’re joined by a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and a wireless smartphone charger.
The truck also boasts adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a pedestrian emergency braking system. Other safety features include a surround view camera and a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross path detection.
While the changes are relatively minor, the TRX is most notable for featuring a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 702 hp (523 kW / 712 PS) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system. This allows the truck to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, run the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph (174 km/h), and hit a top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h).
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition will go on sale in a few weeks and pricing starts at $98,285 before a $1,795 destination fee.