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A next-generation 2021+ F-150 Raptor (Gen 14) is in the works and will have to face the potent Hellcat-Powered TRX from RAM. To best the Ford, its expected to pack a 6.2-liter engine capable of around 700 hp. Compared to the current 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 Raptor producing 450 horsepower and 510 lb.ft of torque, Ford could be falling behind if rumors on the RAM are correct.

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Some of the TRX's specs:
  • Supercharged 6.2L Hellcat Hemi V8
  • Roots-type supercharger - up to 11.0 psi and top speed of 14,600 rpm
  • 702 Horsepower
  • 650 lb-ft torque
  • 0-60 - 4.5 seconds
  • First Ram with launch control
  • 11.8 inches ground clearance
  • 13 inch front suspension travel
  • 14 inch rear suspension travel
  • Bilstein Black Hawk E2 shocks
 

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Ram sold all the available 702 TRX slots in 3 hours.


Like many other hotly anticipated machines, the 2021 Ram TRX will kick things off with a limited-production Launch Edition, but if you haven’t ordered yours yet, it’s already too late. All 702 units (that number denoting the Hellcat-powered truck’s horsepower rating) were spoken for within three hours of Ram opening the order books on Tuesday, August 18.

The Launch Edition will ask at least $90,315 of each of its new owners, topping out at more than $100,000 if they choose to tick every option box. Along with the snoot factor of owning the first 1500 TRX on the block, the Launch Edition comes with unique graphics, beadlock-capable wheels, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and a commemorative dash badge (among other features). The limited-edition TRX is based on the Level 2 Equipment Package, which includes leather and suede upholstery, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and more luxurious interior trims.

Luckily for high-speed off-road enthusiasts, Ram will build as many non-Launch TRXs as it can. And almost every extra found on the Launch Edition is available a la carte, so a prospective TRX owner could still build a well-equipped Ram desert truck for about $90,000 – without the fancy interior badging or prestige, of course. Going without the Launch Edition also opens up a wider color palette, since the production-limited trim is only available with Anvil Grey paint.

And those who can do without some of the luxury and convenience features can snap up a Ram 1500 TRX for as low as $71,790, up from a $69,995 base price that doesn’t include destination or options. (Curiously, there isn’t a no-cost exterior color available – buyers can either select single-tone Diamond Black Crystal paint for $100 or opt for a number of $0 colors saddled with mandatory $250 two-tone paint.)

Until Ram commits to a rumored 5.7-liter Hemi version, each 1500 TRX gets a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8, boasting that aforementioned 702 hp (523 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (881 newton-meters).
 

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TFL did a fuel economy comparison with the current Raptor and the TRX. Interested to see all these tests done with the new Raptor.

 

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2021 F-150 Raptor lease deals look even better than the RAM TRX.

"According to the publication, which says it obtained dealer lease bulletins, the 2021 TRX has a 56-percent residual value for a 36-month, 15,000-mile-per-year lease. A vehicle’s residual value helps determine its lease payment, as a lower residual value often means the vehicle will have a higher monthly lease payment and vice versa. Residual values help financiers determine the monthly payment by divvying up a vehicle’s expected depreciation and other incidental costs over the lease agreement. Dealers still have to turn a profit when they get the vehicle back.

The TRX’s residual value increases to 58 percent for a 12,000-mile-per-year lease and to 59 percent for 10,000 miles a year. Comparatively, the Raptor fares better with a 63-percent residual value for 15,000 miles. That jumps to 65 percent for 12,000-mile-per-year leases and 68 percent for 10,500 miles a year. These numbers could change, though. A V8 variant will arrive in 2022 to better compete against the TRX, and Ford still has yet to release the performance specs for the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the pickup."
 

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2021 F-150 Raptor lease deals look even better than the RAM TRX.

"According to the publication, which says it obtained dealer lease bulletins, the 2021 TRX has a 56-percent residual value for a 36-month, 15,000-mile-per-year lease. A vehicle’s residual value helps determine its lease payment, as a lower residual value often means the vehicle will have a higher monthly lease payment and vice versa. Residual values help financiers determine the monthly payment by divvying up a vehicle’s expected depreciation and other incidental costs over the lease agreement. Dealers still have to turn a profit when they get the vehicle back.

The TRX’s residual value increases to 58 percent for a 12,000-mile-per-year lease and to 59 percent for 10,000 miles a year. Comparatively, the Raptor fares better with a 63-percent residual value for 15,000 miles. That jumps to 65 percent for 12,000-mile-per-year leases and 68 percent for 10,500 miles a year. These numbers could change, though. A V8 variant will arrive in 2022 to better compete against the TRX, and Ford still has yet to release the performance specs for the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the pickup."
If the new V6 Raptor can't do it the V8 Raptor R is going to blow the TRX out of the water.
 
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