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Beastly Ram Rebel TR, TRX Coming

Beastly Ram Rebel TR, TRX Coming

It sounds like Ram will be joining the ranks of high-performance pickups soon with two new variations of the Ram 1500, with up to 707 horsepower.

A new report out of enthusiast website 5thGenRams is reporting the two new model variations, which are based on the Ram Rebel TRX Concept the company displayed at the Texas State Fair a couple of years ago.

Rumors of performance Ram models have swirled for years as parent company FCA slots its 707 horsepower Hellcat HEMI engine in more and more models. According to this report, one of the new Ram models will be called Rebel TRX and it will pack the 707 horsepower Hellcat engine.

However, what is new in this report is that Ram is planning two variations. The Rebel TR will be powered by a new bored-out version of the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8. Bored to 7.0-liters, this naturally-aspirated V-8 is said to offer about 520 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque.

Driveline differences between the Rebel TR and TRX are unclear at this time. Rumors suggest the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk–also powered by the Hellcat engine–was a stepping stone for FCA engineers to design the Ram’s driveline to be stout enough to tolerate the beastly V-8.

The timing of the new Ram models is unclear, but spy shots have shown alleged performance versions in testing, so they can’t be too far off.

 





 

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  1. NoStopN
    While the displacement would likely be 426 CID (just like the LS7 being a 427), I don't think they'd give it some catchy name (like Hellcat).
    Tone
    NoStopN
    The TRX rumor has been out there for months from reliable sources. But a 7.0 Hemi? That's a new one. I guess I need to go digging for more truffles.


    You'd kind of hope they'd name it a 426!
    NoStopN
    The TRX rumor has been out there for months from reliable sources. But a 7.0 Hemi? That's a new one. I guess I need to go digging for more truffles.
    BurnOut
    As a 2nd gen Raptor owner, I am REALLY hoping that Ram does these models right; big power with poorly thought-out suspension would make them the darling of the burnout-in-the-parking-lot-at-the-NASCAR-race crowd, but really wouldn't be a toe-to-toe competitor with the Raptor. After all, in a competitive market, it's the consumer that wins...
    Andrew_L
    I hope it's AWD, all that power to only the rear wheels and no weight over it could be disastrous
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