When it comes to horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is one of the most famed races in existence. Ram Trucks has announced a special edition truck that will celebrate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The truck is called the Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition, a special edition of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. The special truck is based on the Limited trim, which is the top in the Ram 1500 series.
Each of the special editions will have distinctive “Run for the Roses” fender graphics. The truck is also celebrating the ninth year the Ram truck brand has been the Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The launch of this truck marks the introduction of a new paint color.
The color is called Ivory White Tri-Coat and the special edition is also the first time that a body-colored appearance package will be offered on the Ram 1500 Limited. Five exterior colors are available for the Kentucky Derby Edition truck.
The colors include Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel or Patriot Blue. The tuck will come in 4×2 or 4×4 versions with a 5′ 7″ bed length. Other features include the Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen radio with navigation, four corner auto-leveling air suspension, power-retracting running boards, and a trailer hitch with sway control.
Ram also fits the truck with a blind spot monitor and automatic trailer detection. The interior is premium full leather front and rear reclining seats with heating and cooling and features genuine wood and leather trim. The base price of the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is $53,190 plus a $1,645 destination charge. Production is limited to only 2,000 units.