Has the TRX finally found its match in the 770-Horsepower Shelby F-150?

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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX arrived as the “quickest, fastest, and the most powerful mass-produced truck in the world” earlier this year. It took a few months to settle in and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the TRX has been a bully so far. It has decimated the trucks it has faced, especially its primary rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, it looks like it has finally met a bigger badass; on paper, at least.

The folks at Throttle House brought the Ram TRX face-to-face with the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport – a 770-Horsepower beast that might be the one to take down the former. Can it beat the Ram in straight-line races?

How Are They Spec’d?

Watch The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Take On The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport
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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is powered by a 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine that churns out 702 ponies and 650 pound-feet of twist. Power is sent to the wheels in an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It takes 4.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph and has a top speed of 118 mph. It starts at a notch under $70,000.

Watch The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Take On The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport
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The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport, on the other hand, is a limited-volume truck, with only 250 examples available on the face of the earth. It is powered by Ford’s 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine, but is supercharged and dishes out almost twice as much power as its naturally-aspirated counterpart. The truck has sprinted to 60 mph from rest in just 3.45 seconds and to 100 mph from a standstill in 8.3 seconds in the company’s tests. It starts at $93,385.

Watch The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Take On The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport
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The drag race saw one of the trucks take a decent lead over the other initially, only for it to be on the losing end by the time they reached the finish line. So, the race was quite unpredictable for that matter. The rolling race, however, was as lopsided as it can get.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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