Ram 1500 Limited Kentucky Derby Edition Is Cooler Than A Mint Julep In May

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, Automotive Editor - March 27, 2018

Ram may have taken the cover off of the 2019 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, but the automaker has already started to crank out special editions of the pickup. The latest addition to the Ram 1500 lineup is the Kentucky Derby Edition that marks the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Only 2,000 units of the Kentucky Derby Edition will be made. The special-edition pickup is essentially a Ram 1500 Limited with a few bespoke touches thrown into the mix. The exterior, for instance, has “Run for the Roses” fender graphics and the truck gets body-colored front and rear bumpers.

While Ram's press images are of a black truck, the special edition will also be available in a new shade – Ivory White Tri Coat. If neither of those sounds good, the pickup can also be finished in red, two shades of gray, and blue. On the inside, the special edition gets ventilated rear seats that can recline, as well as genuine wood and metal trim.

Other than those touches, the Kentucky Derby Edition shares a lot of the same features as the Limited trim. So, it comes with a 12-inch touchscreen, air suspension, power running boards, and more. The model joins Ram's other special edition versions for the 1500, which include the Lone Star model – a Texas-only affair – and the Canada-only Sport model.

Pricing for the Kentucky Derby Edition starts at $54,835 (including a $1,645 destination charge). The pickup is available in either 4x2 or 4x4 Crew Cab configurations and has a bed that measures in at 5-feet 7-inches. While the Kentucky Derby Edition sounds like a lot of money for something that doesn't bring a lot of changes, it's actually cheaper than a regular Limited model that costs $57,130.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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