As always, the FCA Group is always full of surprise when they are choosing the special edition of their best-selling truck. Next season the first one we will see is 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition. In 2018 we saw Hydro Blue, Harvest Edition, Sublime Green, and Copper Sport. The special lineup for 2019 starts with Kentucky Derby edition.
This is not a surprise since the Ram 1500 is an official truck for this happening. The 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition is a commemorative pickup for this cooperation. Of course, this model is based on the standard truck, with many unique features. Since it builds up the Limited edition, the cabin is full of premium equipment. Well, fans will feel it on price, since it starts above $50,000. Special editions for 2018 Ram 1500 were much cheaper.
2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition Unique Features Inside the cabin
A 12-inch touchscreen display will be the first thing you will spot as soon as you enter the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition. This is just a part of the rich infotainment system. The Uconnect is up to date and comes with navigation on the biggest screen in any Ram truck. From there, you can play your favorite music on the premium audio system. A 900 watt via 19 speakers is choice of Herman Cardon.
For the better comfort, Ram installed leather seats. Reclining buckets will take the perfect position at driver’s choice. Also, heating and ventilating are standard in 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition. Inside the cabin, we will find a lot of metal and wooden accents. Safety measures are on the higher level than for the standard model, since the truck carries either Level 1 or Advanced Safety Group.
As well as for the interior, Ram prepared unique features outside the truck. We will mention special 22-inch aluminum wheels. Special graphics will clearly show this is the special edition. Just look up for the rose on the bed exterior and you will know this is 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition. Special colors are there for front and rear bumpers. The company will give a choice of six paintjobs for possible buyers. There are:
- Granite Crystal Metallic
- Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
- Maximum Steel Metallic
- Delmonico Red Pearl Coat
- Ivory Tri Coat
- Patriot Blue Pearl Coat
2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition Specs
The 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition will carry a 5.7-liter V-8 engine under the hood. That means the special model will be able to deliver 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power for the Kentucky Derby truck goes to two- or four wheels. Maximum towing for this model is 11,500 pounds.
2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition Price
The 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition costs significantly higher than the last year’s special models. For example, Hydro Blue or Sublime Green pickups were available from around $46,000. The price jumps to $55,000 with new edition. Well, the standard Limited Edition of Ram 1500 for next season costs from $55,500. It is quite strange. But, some parts on the Kentucky Derby edition exclude some other luxury features. There is the saving.