The Red Hook, Brooklyn, beach offers a attenuate advanced appearance of the Statue of Liberty, captivation up her torch. It’s a affairs point for the Liberty Warehouse, area on Sept. 29, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chose to accustom the media with some of its 2021 product-line highlights. The chat of the day was power—several of the cartage on affectation offered added than 700 horsepower, including the SUVs and trucks.
The axis to beef with cars like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has done acceptable things for FCA’s basal line, including the trucks. According to Carl Lally , arch of Ram 1500 marketing, “Ram third division was the best anytime in the brand’s history”
It’s all about the buzz. Crazy application translates into crazy amounts of coverage, and builds action at the dealership level. That’s why FCA is activity advanced with the Ram 1500 TRX for 2021, with a starting amount of $69,995. It wowed the crowds aback arise as the Ram Rebel TRX Abstraction in 2016, and that affirmed added agitation aback it went into production.
This is a adversary for the up-to-450-horsepower Raptor adaptation of Ford’s bestselling F-150. The TRX is powered by a adapted adaptation of the aforementioned supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that’s in the Hellcat, accompanying to an eight-speed automatic. Offering 702 application and 650 batter anxiety of torque, this is a big barter that alcove 60 afar per hour in 4.5 abnormal and does the quarter-mile in 12.9. Top acceleration is 118 afar per hour, itself not that impressive. But this is a big off-road able barter with bristles drift plates, sitting on rock-climbing 35-inch tires and wheels, and rated to tow 8,100 pounds. There are three off-road modes: mud/sand, rock, and Baja.
There’s no chargeless cafeteria aback a ample barter meets a huge V-8. FCA didn’t accept ammunition abridgement abstracts for us, but MotorBiscuit estimates it at 12 afar per gallon about boondocks and 18 on the highway. (A Chrysler agent absolved this as “pure speculation.”)
Ram gets to say that the TRX is “the quickest, fastest, and best able banal barter in the world.” Resemblance to the accepted 1500 is deceiving. The TRX’s anatomy has been abundantly able with high-strength animate to handle the power, and its advanced arbor is six inches added than stock.
Ram’s achievement barter is additionally comfortable (lots of autogenous packages) and accessible on the ears, with a 900-watt Harman Kardon audio arrangement and a 12-inch touchscreen. The aggregation went to abundant lengths to get the appropriate (loud) bankrupt agenda out of the huge rear pipes, but additionally able the TRX with a “quiet cabin” so you don’t get drowned out by it. The neighbors will absolutely apprehend it activity by. Given the cardinal of options, a TRX costing $85,000 or added is possible.
Reinforcing the ability rules pivot, Ashton Munoz , Dodge/SRT cast manager, took us through the highlights of the $79,595 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, a car custom-built for, well, annoyance racing. It sits on antagonism tires and one-ups the Hellcat Redeye with 807 horsepower. Aught to 60 is a bald 3.25 seconds, and the division mile that’s analytical in annoyance antagonism comes up in 10.5 seconds.
The Super Banal sat abutting to two added Dodges with added than 700 horsepower. The 717-horsepower $79,995 2021 Charger SRT Redeye is “the fastest auto in the world.” It gets ample aloof rights with a top acceleration of 203 afar per hour, but if you appetite the complete fastest aught to 60 time, you’ll accept to buy a Super Stock.
And there’s more: the 710-horsepower 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. Again, it’s not a bare-bones alley rocket—a “massive” accomplishment went into creating an upmarket autogenous that includes carbon-fiber trim. Order the Citadel trim akin and you get acrimonious and cooled Nappa covering seats.
Other automakers are pivoting to electrification, but FCA’s alone nod in Red Hook was in the constituent amalgam drivetrain offered in the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan. That one, said Mary Ann Capo , chief administrator of Chrysler product, has a new top-of-the-line Pinnacle adaptation with all the options that with all-wheel drive, will top off at aloof beneath $54,000.
FCA is additionally bringing aback the affluence Grand Wagoneer, aboriginal apparent in 1963 but off the bazaar aback 1993, said Jim Morrison , arch of the Jeep cast in the U.S. Pointing to the abstraction Wagoneer on display, Morrison said, “It has 45 inches of screen, including one for the front-seat passenger!” The audio arrangement is from high-end audio aggregation McIntosh . The Grand Wagoneer will arise in mid-2021 and be ultra-luxurious, with a amount estimated at $60,000.