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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the best able auto anytime made, but it’s not all about speed. The aerial achievement off-roader is a ample monster truck, says Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu.

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The accessible electric GMC HUMMER EV, Tesla Cybertruck, Ford F-150 and their battery-powered accomplice are on a blow advance with the deposit fuel-powered auto delivery like the Chicxulub asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Just like 65 actor years ago, the end won’t arise overnight, but it does arise to assuredly be nigh.

Ram has additionally appear affairs for an “electrified” barter in the advancing years, but its centralized combustion-engine models aren’t activity out after authoritative a actual big blast of their own.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the best able assembly auto anytime made. Period. Not alike close.

T. rex, as it’s affectionately known, appearance a trucked-up adaptation of the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 that originally debuted in 2015 in the Dodge Challenger and is acquainted actuality to aftermath 702 hp, which bests the 2004-2006 Ram SRT-10’s 500 hp delivery almanac rating.

The TRX agent bay includes a not-so-subtle bulletin to the competition. (Fox News Autos)

The abutting light-duty auto to it these canicule is the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor, which afresh concluded assembly barrier about with a almost beggarly 450 hp, so the TRX could’ve apparent up with 550-600 hp and ashamed it, but Ram absitively to barge all over its adolescent paleontologically nicknamed battling and eat it for lunch.

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The TRX isn’t all about brawn, however. Ram thoroughly reengineered the 1500’s anatomy to about-face it into an off-road supertruck that can leave the Raptor in its dust. Its agreeable Hemi V8 can drag a billow of that with a behemothic 29-liter airbox advised to clarify out affluence of particulates as it sends 650 lb-ft of torque through an 8-speed manual to a 4×4 drivetrain with a low-range alteration case, locking rear cogwheel and full-time all-wheel-drive capability.

The 1500’s anatomy has been beefed up with stronger animate sections and rides on a 6-inches-wider abeyance than the blow of the lineup. The TRX is so ample that it requires amber indicator lights like a able truck. The abeyance uses aluminum ascendancy arms, four-corner braid springs and different computer-controlled, alien backlog Bilstein shocks that can handle 100 mph trips through the arid forth with the casual Olympic-level aerial jump.

Knobby 35-inch all-terrain tires are standard but still accommodate abundant anchor on the pavement for the TRX to advance to 60 mph in a little over four abnormal and awning a quarter-mile in beneath 13 seconds, address of the alone barrage ascendancy arrangement offered on a pickup. The tow appraisement is 8,100 pounds, which is a far cry from the approved 1500’s max of 12,750 pounds, but a lot for an acute 4×4.

Prices for the TRX alpha at $71,690, which is a bald $200 added than a Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody sedan. The TRX offers added size, affluence and technology appearance than one of those, including alternative adaptive cruise control, acrimonious accoutrement action seats, a 360-degree camera arrangement and a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon audio arrangement in case supercharger beef and rumbly bankrupt aren’t your admired duet.

For a jacked-up barter with 11.8 inches of arena clearance, the TRX exhibits actual nice amenities on the artery and bigger anatomy ascendancy than can be accepted of annihilation that weighs 6,396 pounds. Including an elephant. Its appetence for gas is appealing voracious, however, at 12 mpg combined. Drink it while you’ve got it, I guess.

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Off-road is area it absolutely shines, though, and the rougher the better. The TRX has 13 inches of front-wheel travel, 14 inches in the rear and about as abundant delivery as a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. That makes it a able bedrock crawler, but it prefers to run.

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It makes bumps abandon at aerial speeds and feels ablaze as a calamus as it does it. It’s alone back you put the massive 15-inch brakes to assignment that you get a faculty of the apathy at hand, and it’s accessible to get yourself in agitation until you tune your apperception to adjust.

But why drive back you can fly? The TRX takes to the air added like a pterodactyl than a tyrannosaur and acreage as calmly as an aeroplane complete of anamnesis cream that’s piloted by Chesley Sullenberger. There’s no affliction or abundant bouncing around, it aloof hunkers bottomward and gets accessible for more. If there’s a jump on your admired aisle you’ll apparently booty it so abounding times on your aboriginal appointment with the TRX that you’ll abrasion it collapsed by the end of the day.

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The TRX is the acknowledged baron of the dinosaurs for now, but will it mark the end of an era? Ford does accept a new Raptor in the works that rumor has it ability borrow the appropriately called Predator V8 from the 760 hp Mustang Shelby GT500 to coursing the TRX bottomward with, while Ram’s pals at Dodge accept had no botheration binding over 800 hp out of the Hellcat.

No one goes abolished after a fight.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX

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Base price: $71,690

As tested: $87,670

Type: 4-door, 5-passenger 4-wheel-drive pickup

Engine: Supercharged 6.2-liter V8

Power: 702 hp, 650 lb-ft

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

MPG: 10 city/14 highway

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Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com’s Automotive Editor accoutrement the car industry and racing. Follow @foxnewsautos

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