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.