Way back in 2016 Ram showed off the Ram Rebel TRX Concept, which was Ram’s beastly answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor. Well, the TRX is still on-deck to become a production reality and a new report suggests it will be even more beastly than the 2016 concept.
The folks over at AllPar report the Ram TRX is going to be powered by the same Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-6 that powers the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. More specifically, the site’s sources claim the Ram TRX will have over 700 horsepower, like the Hellcat models. This is a significant piece of news given the fact the concept version had only 575 horsepower.
Supposedly that power will flow through an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s attached to a heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system. Ram is apparently going to offer a trailer package on the TRX as well, which is pretty impressive.
A piece of news that is less surprising here is that the production TRX truck is expected to look a lot like the 2016 concept. This is good news as spy shots of the Ram TRX led to speculation that FCA was just going to treat it as another Ram trim level with a monstrous engine.
FCA recently published a poster for its Drive for Design program that features a drawing of a Ram model. Sources say that drawing (shown above) is very close to the production Ram TRX.
On the inside, the Ram TRX is expected to follow a strategy similar to the Hellcat models. This means the interior will be fairly loaded up as standard fair. Specifically, people familiar with the TRX program say the truck will offer luxuries such as Ram’s optional 12-inch infotainment display and higher-end materials.
The Ram TRX is slated to go into production later in 2020 as a 2021 model. With that said, expect an official reveal in the coming months.