Meet the all-new Ram Rebel TRX concept, the fastest and most powerful half-ton truck the company has ever built. This extremely capable machine can hit 100 mph (160 km/h) in an off-road environment with the help of a 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 producing 575 horsepower.
That’s 125 horsepower more than the newly announced 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, by the way.
New calibrations were used for the engine, the 8-speed TorqueFlite 8HP70 automatic transmission, and the drivetrain to optimize the expected high-speed off-road driving cycle. The Rebel TRX concept uses Ram’s 4x4 Performance Control System with a BorgWarner 44-45 transfer case. The system employs different modes of operation: Normal, Wet/Snow, Off-road and Baja.
Interestingly, the high-strength steel frame structure of the Ram Rebel TRX concept is virtually unchanged when compared to a standard Ram 1500. The frame uses low-torsion attributes that increase durability, stability and handling precision. However, a 40% increase in suspension travel (over 13” at all four corners) and 37” tires together contribute to incredible ground clearance. Also, the truck is 6” wider.
“With 575 supercharged horsepower and a suspension system built to withstand an all-day hammering, the Rebel TRX concept can devour the roughest terrain at more than 100 miles per hour and never look back,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global.
As for styling, although it is clear that the line and colour combinations are borrowed from the popular Rebel and Power Wagon models, the Ram Rebel TRX sports a much more chiseled look.
The company says it will use this design and engineering study to gauge consumer interest. How excited are you?
Don’t miss the following official introductory video, and be sure to crank up the volume!