Ram has unveiled a limited edition 1500 to commemorate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The 2019 Ram Kentucky Derby Edition is modeled after the top Limited trim and will feature distinctive “Run for the Roses” fender graphics.
“The Kentucky Derby has long been among America’s most cherished sporting events,” explained Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand – FCA. “The close ties between Ram trucks and the equine community have led us to the introduction of the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition.”
The special Ram 1500 has a Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen radio with Sirius XM, navigation, four-corner auto-leveling air suspension, power running boards, trailer hitch with sway control, and blind spot monitor with automatic trailer detection. The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition includes premium, heated and cooled leather reclining seats, front and rear, and authentic wood and metal trim.
The truck comes in six colors: Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue. Ivory White Tri Coat is also available, a first for the Ram lineup.
The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition is available in 4×2 or 4×4 Crew Cab configurations, with a 5 ft.-7 in. bed. When properly equipped, the 2019 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 lbs.
“The Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck that delivers capability, durability, technology, and safety and is well-suited to meet the needs of all kinds of owners, including those who love horses,” Manley said.
Pricing & Availability
The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition is on sale now, although production is limited to 2,000 units. Starting MSRP is $53,190, plus a $1,645 destination charge.
The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 5th at Churchill Downs. 2018 marks the 9th year Ram has been the Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.