Watch: Rivian R1T Smokes Ram TRX In the Desert

The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck has more horses than most pickup trucks. Even the TRX can’t compare to the R1T when it comes to horsepower. Here’s what happens when a gas-powered Ram TRX challenges an electric R1T to a drag race.

Which truck is faster, the Rivian R1T or the Ram TRX?

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition makes 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX makes 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. According to InsideEVs, the R1T has a top speed of 115 miles an hour. The TRX gets up to 118 miles per hour.

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It takes the Rivian R1T 3.3 seconds to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour. The TRX takes about 3.7 seconds. Check out the R1T dusting the TRX in a drag race in the video above.

In the short video, two Edmunds test team drivers drag race the two quick trucks in the desert. The drivers raced twice. The Rivian R1T was the clear winner in both races.

The R1T has got the TRX beat when it comes to quickness. This clip should make you a believer if you didn’t believe that EVs could be more powerful than internal combustion engine vehicles. The TRX is an amazing pickup, but it’s no longer the quickest or most powerful truck on the market. Rivian has come for the crown.

The Ram TRX was once unrivaled

A red 2022 Ram TRX off-road pickup truck is driving in the sand.
The 2022 Ram TRX | Ram

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The Ram TRX was often compared to the Ford F-150 Raptor, but the TRX’s 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine gave it a huge advantage over Ford’s quick off-road truck. The TRX has 252 more horses than the Raptor.

The Hellcat engine has become legendary in the automotive industry. As a result, the TRX is admired by many auto and off-road enthusiasts. The truck isn’t just quick. It can also tear through trails and conquer off-road obstacles.

The 2022 Ram TRX starts at $77,780. It features 35-inch all-terrain tires and a Bilstein Black Hawk shock system. The off-road pickup truck gets a whopping 11.8 inches of ground clearance. The TRX knows how to party.

The Rivian R1T is the new king of the hill

A red 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition electric pickup truck is pared on a sunny day.
The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition | Charles Singh for MotorBiscuit

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The 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is shocking the entire industry with its capabilities. It’s a beast off-road, and its speed is nothing to take lightly. The R1T has conquered the Hell’s Gate off-road obstacle in Moab, Utah. According to MotorTrend, the R1T has 14.5 inches of ground clearance.

It can take on challenges that would completely stall some other off-road pickup trucks. Best of all, the R1T Launch Edition has eight different drive modes. It can easily double as a daily driver when drivers aren’t taking the road less traveled. Learn what it feels like to launch the R1T Launch Edition in the next article below.

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