Back in April, Ram Trucks announced they would be building a special edition 2019 Ram Heavy Duty commemorate the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby®. Although the Kentucky Derby was held on May 4th, the special edition trucks are now hitting dealer showrooms, like this one at Bachman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.
Based on the Limited trim level, the Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks include exclusive trailer-towing content that makes them ideal tow vehicles. Features, including a 360-degree surround-view camera with trailer-reverse guidance, fifth-wheel/gooseneck prep, active hitch grid lines, air suspension with bed lowering, Forward Collision Warning-Plus with trailer braking, bed step and DOT safety kit, allow customers to tow their precious cargo with confidence.
The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition also includes Ram’s segment-leading Uconnect 12-inch infotainment touchscreen radio with Sirius XM 360L and navigation, power-retracting running boards and Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM).
The Kentucky Derby Edition also includes premium full-leather front and rear seats (rear reclining on Mega Cab) combined with genuine wood and metal trim throughout. Uniquely-colored seating features a Black and Saddle Brown hybrid of Limited and Longhorn trims, accented with medium Greystone stitching and piping.
The exterior includes an exclusive, premium billet-appearance grille from the Laramie Longhorn and body-color bumpers. Buyers can choose from seven exterior colors: Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel or Patriot Blue.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty breaks through the 1,000 lb.-ft. barrier with the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel and offers the highest towing capability in the segment at 35,100 pounds. With that in mind, not all the Kentucky Derby special edition features are aesthetic.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition is available on 2500 or 3500 Limited, Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel I-6 or 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8, 4×2 or 4×4, Mega Cab or Crew Cab, single rear wheel or dual rear wheel with 6-ft.-4-in. or 8-ft. bed lengths. Dual rear wheel models include rear park assist with fender coverage.
Base price is $66,890 USD plus $1,695 destination charge for Ram 2500 and $68,240 plus $1,695 destination charge for Ram 3500. Production is limited to 1,000 units.