2019 Ram HD Kentucky Derby Edition

April 15th, 2019 by


Another year, another Kentucky Derby. The derby is known as a horse race that takes place every year in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, following a two-week-long festival. Going into its 145th year running the Derby will commence on Saturday, May 4, 2019. A lot of traditions are built around the Derby and within its walls. Recognized as the “Official Truck” of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby and exclusive automotive partner, Ram trucks have worn the name for ten years this year. In 2018, Ram released a special 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition to commemorate their next-generation 2019 Ram 1500, and this year they’ve built a special 2019 Ram HD Limited Kentucky Derby Edition.

2019 Ram HD Limited Kentucky Derby Edition

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition is available on 2500 or 3500 Limited. With that in mind, there are also other options for the powertrain and configuration of a Ram HD truck. Consumers may choose from the Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel I-6 or 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 powertrains; 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains; the Mega Cab or Crew Cab; a single rear wheel or dual rear wheel configuration; and a 6-ft.-4-in. or 8-ft. bed length. If choosing a dual rear wheel model, it includes a rear park assist with fender coverage. If putting the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel under the hood, consumers get the highest towing capability offered in the segment at 35,100 pounds.

What makes the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks special are their exclusive features – trailer-towing content that makes them ideal tow vehicles. These features include 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, a bed step, power-retracting running boards and Blind-spot Monitoring, and DOT safety kit. It’s not all about the towing power, though a Heavy Duty pickup truck is made for that.

Inside the HD Kentucky Derby Edition, the cabin features premium full-leather front and rear seats (with reclining rear seats in a Mega Cab), with genuine wood and metal trim throughout. Although built on the Limited trim of the 2500 or 3500, the cabin combines Longhorn trim style by adding uniquely-colored seating in Black and Saddle Brown, accented with medium Greystone stitching and piping. For further personalization, consumers can choose from seven exterior colors for the paint job: Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue. Either choice is contrasted with an exclusive, premium billet-appearance grille and body-color bumpers. The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition also includes the segment-leading Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen radio from Ram Trucks with Sirius XM 360L and navigation.

The Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition is on sale now, with a production limit of only 1000 units, a truly limited edition vehicle. The starting MSRP for the 2019 Ram 2500 Kentucky Derby Edition is $66,890 (plus a $1,695 destination fee), and the starting MSRP for the 2019 Ram 3500 Kentucky Derby Edition is $68,240 (plus a $1,695 destination fee).

Get in touch with us at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and find out how you can get your hands on a Ram 2500, Ram 3500, or Ram Kentucky Derby Edition today.

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