$70,000 Ram 1500 TRX Gets Submerged in Texas

This Ram 1500 TRX just sunk trying to get through deep water. The Ram 1500 TRX is currently Ram’s most capable (and most expensive) model. The Hellcat-powered truck is insanely powerful, but power means nothing when faced with feet of water.

Ram 1500 TRX goes for a swim and drowns

A silver Ram 1500 TRX.
The Ram 1500 TRX | Ram

The Ram 1500 TRX is easily one of the toughest trucks around. The off-roading truck is built to be over-the-top. Naturally, drivers often put their trucks to the test. Why buy a TRX if you can’t push it to its limits, right?

A Ram 1500 TRX owner took his truck to the Xtreme Off-Road Park in Crosby, Texas, for some off-roading fun. Parks like this are what this truck is built for. Nothing can stop the TRX…nothing except water.

According to MotorTrend, this driver learned that even TRXs are no match for water the hard way. The Xtreme Off-Road Park in Crosby, Texas features off-road trails, mud bogs, and hill climbs. The driver put his TRX up against a water crossing, and the water crossing won. The TRX got trapped in the water crossing, doing an inconceivable amount of damage to the expensive truck.

What is so special about the Ram TRX?

A silver Ram 1500 TRX.
The Ram 1500 TRX | Ram

The Ram 1500 TRX may not be designed for water crossing, but it’s still a special truck. The wonder of the truck lies within its ferocious Hellcat engine. The supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine makes a monstrous 702 horsepower.

The Hellcat engine is known as one of the most powerful engines ever made. Hellcat engines usually power Dodge muscle cars, so the idea of a Hellcat-powered truck blew the minds of consumers and performance engine fans.

Trucks are generally powerful, but the Hellcat engine is on a whole other level. This power, combined with the Ram 1500’s popular design, created a combination that could conquer all kinds of terrain and obstacles. The Hellcat-powered truck is in direct competition with the mighty Ford F-150 Raptor.

The performance truck is special because it is, in many ways the ideal truck. It’s powerful and can overcome almost anything. The truck was made for fun, and drivers have been enjoying it. That being said, every vehicle has its limits. Before battling a water crossing with the Hellcat-powered truck, ask yourself, do any trucks perform well under water?

Should you buy a Ram 1500 TRX?

A red Ram 1500 Rebel TRX 4x4.
The 2017 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX 4×4 | Raymond Boyd via Getty Images

Recent Ram 1500 TRX models have retailed for upwards of $70,000. The average consumer can’t afford a $70,000 truck. The average consumer will likely never experience an engine this powerful. The TRX isn’t average, only a few lucky drivers will ever feel this beast’s power.

If you can afford the expensive performance truck, there are few reasons not to buy it. It makes more horsepower than the Ford F-150 Raptor and costs only a few thousand dollars more. When it comes to powerful trucks, there’s really no beating the TRX…unless you put it against a large body of water.

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