Video: Quarter Mile Blitz! Ram TRX vs Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body

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Why did we pair the Ram TRX vs Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body on the dragstrip? Why not!?

We were chomping at the bit to get the Ram TRX vs Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body to the drag strip to do a few 1/4-mile passes. Just for fun mind you. We know the Dodge is way more powerful (and lighter) than the Ram TRX. Still, there is a thing called traction – and that one thing could make a big difference.

Historically, cars are faster than pickup trucks. Today, that’s not the case. With the advent of the ram TRX, many cars have fallen on our small dragstrip. This is despite the fact that this truck is rolling on mud terrain tires, and weighs as much as a small city. It’s not just the outrageous horsepower, it’s also the fact that this truck runs with all-wheel-drive, all the time. This vehicle is ridiculously quick, with a boatload of traction to boot.

How do the Ram TRX vs Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body truly compare?

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The 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body

Sporting a supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V8, the Redeye version of the Hellcat makes 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked up to a beefed-up eight-speed automatic transmission feeding the rear wheels. It weighs 4,600-lbs and has fat Pirelli 305/35AR-20 tires. Those sticky tires are mounted to 20-inch (11-inch-wide) lightweight Carbon Black wheels.

Not only is it a 1/4-mile beast, but the folks at Dodge also changed the suspension, brakes, and steering to make it a much better handling machine. It’s no Corvette in a corner, but it is much more capable – and it won’t embarrass itself on a track.

Oh, and this is one of the few vehicles anyone can purchase that has a 203-mph top speed.

The 2021 Ram TRX

Built for a completely different type of insanity, the Ram TRX comes with a supercharged, 702 hp, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. It produces 650 lb-ft of torque, and it’s also connected to a beefed-up eight-speed automatic transmission.

The big difference here: it’s always putting power to the ground through its 4WD system. In this configuration, it can send 70-percent of its power to the rear wheels, and 30-percent to the front. The initial traction off the line is ridiculous. It also weighs about 6,400-lbs.

Can traction challenge raw power? Check out this video and find out!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.