Hey, even the mighty 702-horsepower Ram 1500 TRX won’t be its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 self anymore. Instead, we heard from the rumor mill that the eagerly-anticipated 2025 model year for the Ram 1500 will arrive not just with a mid-cycle refresh but also with sad news for 5.7-liter and 6.2-liter Hemi V8 fans as the two engines will be discontinued.
Instead, the big pickup truck will feature V6 and inline-six Hurricane mills in the future. So, let us cherish the V8-powered Mopars while we still can, even if they don't come out on top of every skirmish at the local quarter-mile dragstrip. Ups, there, we spilled the beans of this quick encounter with a representative from the Blue Oval side of the racetrack's equation.
So, after the most recent hiatus, the videographer behind the Drag Racing and Car Stuff channel on YouTube is back with feisty action from Tulsa Raceway Park (Tulsa, Oklahoma). There, his attention was caught by a burgundy-shaded New Edge Ford Mustang that happened to pick a fight with the mighty Ram 1500 TRX.
Well, the Blue Oval driver certainly knew what he was doing; hence the parachute sticking out the back of the New Edge Mustang. And, as it turns out, he needed it – at least for additional peace of mind – given the 9.61s victory over the 10.85s TRX. By the way, the latter's ET wasn't too shabby at all, either, right?
From the 0:42 mark, there's an intermezzo where the feisty New Edge goes against a younger (probably turbocharged) Mustang, and that was a hell of a good fight because the two Blue Ovals finished with 9.1s versus 9.35s ETs! Did anyone say anything about hell or maybe a Hellcat? Yep, we've got that one lined up next from the 1:17 mark.
And you know what? That gray Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody might also be a feistier Mopar of the Redeye variety. Unfortunately for enthusiasts of mighty Mopars, the absolute destruction situation repeated itself, as the New Edge driver came close to absolute perfection with a 0.02s reaction time, 9.13s elapsed time, and 170-mph (274 kph) trap speed.
Sure, the Dodge owner also knew his stuff behind the wheel, including how to execute a good launch – something these big and brawny Mopars are notoriously bad at. However, all of his figures were slightly behind the Blue Oval: 2.27s reaction time, 9.51s elapsed time, and a 146-mph (235 kph) trap speed. Well, better luck next time, and against something less powerful than this sleeper New Edge 'Stang, maybe!