It’s the new Jeep Wrangler 392 vs Ram TRX in a drag race, and both vehicles are stupid-fast!
Did you ever think we would get a chance to run a Jeep Wrangler 392 against a Ram TRX? Me neither. Fortunately, the gods of horsepower have smiled upon us and we have a completely useless, yet entertaining drag race in store for you.
We pit the Wrangler 392 vs Ram TRX – because we love you.
These are some mighty expensive toys. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 (that’s the only way it comes, as a Rubicon) starts at about $73,000. Our very own 2021 Ram TRX comes in around $77,000. Both these vehicles more than double the price of their entry-level brethren.
… But, they’re twice as fun…
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 (6.4-liter) makes 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked up to an eight speed automatic transmission, and there is no two-wheel-drive selection available with these 4×4 system. It’s four wheel driver (or 4-Auto) all the time!
In fact, the same goes for the Ram TRX; it’s always in four-wheel-drive automatic mode unless you specifically switch it to 4Hi or 4Lo.
The 2021 Ram TRX comes with a supercharged 702 hp 6.2-liter V8 that makes 650 lb-ft of torque. It also has a beefed-up eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the Jeep, the Ram has an independent front suspension.
The Wrangler weighs over 5,100-lbs, while the TRX weighs around 6,400 lbs. Simply put, despite the extra 1,300-lbs, the TRX still has a slight power-to-weight advantage. Add to that the fact that the Jeep has a lot of additional drag with its drivetrain and aerodynamic profile, and you would think it would be at a massive disadvantage.
Well, let’s just say, it did a lot better than any of us were expecting.
In this video, Andre and Roman race it out with these two bashers. Yes, we know – a race closer to sea level could alter the race and the 0 to 60 mph results. Still, even up at over a mile above sea level, these two vehicles are wicked fast.
Watch the video and tell us what you think!