Confirmed: The Ram Rebel TRX Will be Hellcat-Powered
The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat brought us the jawdropping 6.2-liter HEMI Supercharged V8. How does this 707 horsepower beast relate to Ram Trucks? Well, the upcoming Ram 1500 rebel TRX will house this engine under the hood. Of course, it goes without saying that this off-roading beast will have four-wheel-drive. For a while, this engine choice was only a rumor, but the folks over at The Fast Lane Truck got a glimpse of the pickup’s VIN plate and confirmed it’ll be powered by a 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8.
The VIN plate doesn’t just confirm what’s under the hood, it also details the boost pressure, horsepower rating, and the plate reads “Designed by FCA in Auburn Hills, Michigan.” Now that these important details have been confirmed, it’s not too improbable to envision how the Ram Rebel TRX is rolling up to steal the Ford F-150 Raptor’s thunder. For starters, a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 complete with a Supercharger is a much more appealing choice for pickup and baja truck enthusiasts than Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with a twin-turbo setup. Then, there’s the big-rig exterior design of the Ram 1500 alone, that when clad with the styling cues of the 2016 TRX concept, is sure to make plenty of jaw drops.
Additionally, Ram is poised to strike at the perfect moment, the hype train will follow once the TRX debuts. Ford has continuously flip-flopped over the years, flaky with its decision if to design a V8-engined special edition of the F-150 Raptor model or not, but so far nothing has come to fruition. At this stage in the game of off-road pickups, experts don’t think that a limited-run model of the Raptor will happen — it all depends on the kind of pressure Ram is able to exert on its competitor. Other features and improvements expected on the upcoming Rebel TRX include a new suspension, larger tires, and aggressive design.
The suspension is the big question, experts believe it will possibly build upon the one that’s currently on the Ram 1500, adding either forged or billet control arms with suspension links. The control arms are suspected to be larger than usual to make room for a wider track that’s important for stability while off-roading. In addition, the prototype was spied with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires, 2 inches bigger than the standard Ram Rebel tires. As for the supercharger, it naturally comes along with the Hellcat engine, but it bears repeating just how much power this is bringing to the Ram Rebel TRX — minimum 707 horsepower!
Although the Ram Rebel TRX hasn’t made its official debut yet, it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the best that Ram has to offer right now. Visit us at University Dodge and explore the latest Ram Truck inventory. Schedule your test drive today and follow University Dodge on social media for the latest Ram news and offers!
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