Created to commemorate the 10-year anniversary as the “Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby,” the Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks are based on the brand’s top Limited trim. The Ram Truck brand is off to the races as the exclusive automotive partner of the 145th Kentucky Derby.
“It is with great pride that the 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.”
In addition, Ram ProMaster vans transported the traditional Kentucky Oaks “Garland of Lilies” and Derby “Garland of Roses” worn by each day’s winning horse, and the winning jockey bouquets to Churchill Downs.
On Friday, May 3, a pink-wrapped Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Limited dually led the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade, a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors on the Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. Prior to the 145th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race, 145 survivors walked in the parade led by the pink Ram truck.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty features the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel and offers 35,100 pounds of towing capability. The Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks include exclusive trailer-towing content that makes them ideal tow vehicles. Features, including 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, help tow their precious cargo with confidence.
The Ram Kentucky Derby Edition also includes Ram’s segment-leading Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen radio with Sirius XM 360L and navigation, power-retracting running boards, and Blind-spot Monitoring. 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. The exterior includes an exclusive, premium billet-appearance grille and body-color bumpers. Seven exterior colors are available: Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition is available on 2500 or 3500 Limited, Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel I-6 or 6.4L HEMI V-8, 4x2 or 4x4, Mega Cab or Crew Cab, single rear wheel or dual rear wheel with 6-foot-4-inch or 8-foot bed lengths. Dual rear wheel models include rear park assist with fender coverage. The Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition is on sale now, but production is limited to 1,000 units.