Ram Truck’s 10-year Anniversary Working with Kentucky Derby

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Celebrating a 10-year anniversary with the Kentucky Derby, Ram Truck showcased the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 Limited Kentucky Derby Edition trucks at the 145th "Run for the Roses" Kentucky Derby.


“It is with great pride that Ram Truck brand celebrates a decade-long partnership with the Kentucky Derby, one of the most iconic sporting events of all time,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Designed with the latest class dominating capability, technology and luxury, the launch of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Kentucky Derby Edition is a true representation of what both the Ram brand and Kentucky Derby are all about; power, hard work, passion and determination.”


To give fans a full experience, the limited edition trucks were on display at the Churchill Downs grounds along with other features, such as Ram-branded clothing, video board integrations, and backcountry and trackside signage throughout the grounds. 

Managing the 145th Kentucky Derby, the Churchill Downs racetrack has been working with the Kentucky Derby and Thoroughbred racing since 1875. In addition to the race, marching for breast and ovarian cancer survivors the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Limited truck lead the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade.

With a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that has 410 horsepower, 429 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to tow up to 17,130-lb, this special-edition does not hold back. A Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 400 horsepower, 1,000 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to to up to 21,560-lb is available as well. Equipped with a 360-degree surround-view camera that provides trailer-reverse guidance, the limited edition looks out for you. Other features include active hitch grid lines, Forward Collision Warning-Plus with trailer breaking, and more.

The 2019 models include premium full-leather for seating with a wood and metal trim interior with available color options. With a billet-appearance grille and body-color bumpers exterior, there are several color options available to choose from. 

Production of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks is limited to 1,000 units.
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