Ram is commemorating the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby and their 10th anniversary as its official sponsor with a special edition of the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby Edition is based on the Limited model and can be ordered in the Mega Cab or Crew Cab body styles, with 2WD or AWD, two bed lengths (6-ft and 4-in or 8-ft) and a single or dual rear wheel configuration. Clients will also have to choose between the 6.7-liter Cummings turbodiesel and the 6.4-liter HEMI V8.
“The Kentucky Derby remains one of America’s most recognized sporting events”, said Ram’s chief, Reid Bigland. “This hardworking truck is packed with exclusive technology, luxury and good looks that make it fit to wear the Kentucky Derby name.”
Limited to 1,000 units, the trucks feature body-colored bumpers anda billet-appearance grille. They also pack plenty of gear, including trailer-towing content, 360-degree camera system with trailer-reverse guidance, air suspension with bed lowering, bed step, DOT safety kit, Forward Collision Warning-Plus with trailer braking, Blind-Spot Monitoring and others.
Facilitating ingress and egress are the power-retracting running boards. Once inside, users will notice the leather seats with uniquely-colored surfaces, wood and metal trim and 12-inch Unconnect infotainment system with Sirius XM 360L and navigation.
Available in one of seven exterior colors called Pearl White, Bright White, Delmonico Red, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black Crystal, Patriot Blue and Max Steel, the special edition will go on sale in the third quarter of the year. Pricing starts at $66,890 for the Ram 2500 and $68,240 for the Ram 3500, excluding a $1,695 destination charge.