2021 Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 sells for $410,000 at Barrett-Jackson, proceeds benefit charity
Owners are already playing with their truck but one model was held back from the lot allocated to dealerships - VIN 001. The very first 2021 Ram 1500 TRX off the production line instead went south to Scottsdale, Arizona to be showcased at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction there.
The auction house took bids for the Launch Edition version of the quickest, fastest and most powerful truck ever tonight with the gavel coming down on a winning bid of $410,000. The entire sale price of the TRX benefits the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, specifically the aspect of their work that provides services to veterans and their families.
The new owner better check the dimensions of their garage. The TRX is eight inches wider than a traditional Ram 1500. It has five skid plates and steel bumpers helping to make it off-road ready. At the sides of the bumper are LED clearance marker lights.
Powering the truck is FCA's beloved supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It propels the truck from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and to 100 mph in 10.5 seconds. The truck can go a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. The speedometer tops out at 118 mph.
A full-time active transfer case matches with the powertrain. An electronic locking rear differential and launch control are standard.
The truck has 11.8 inches ground clearance thanks to a two-inch lift over the rest of the 1500 lineup. The model is capable of fording up to 32 inches of water and towing up to 8,100 pounds. It has a maximum payload capacity of 1,310 pounds.
Pricing for the Sterling Heights, Michigan-made 2021 Ram TRX starts at $69,995 plus $1,695 in destination and delivery charges. The Launch Edition of the model cost buyers $88,620 plus the destination fee.