It isn’t any secret at all that Ram currently works on a new Rebel pickup truck that’s going to better from its predecessor in so many ways. You’ve probably heard already that the automaker prepares a Hellcat-powered Rebel TRX which had been previewed in a concept form back in 2016. The concept version came mated to a detuned version of the supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 that was limited to “just” 575 horsepower. The mighty mill, however, can pump out up to 707 horsepower, so the production model could be a far better option than the concept. The TRX is not going to be the only Rebel available for the future. No, because the automaker works on the 2020 Ram Rebel TR, as well.
The TR mule has been spied testing earlier today, so we’ve managed to find out some particular details that regard the truck. It’s still pretty hard to imagine how it’s going to look like the 2020 Ram Rebel TR because the manufacturer was using a Limited body this time. One detail, however, gives away what’s hiding beneath the skin. Namely, there is an extra frame rail that supports the chassis in order to handle the mighty mill under the hood.
And the mill will be mighty indeed. According to the newest reports, the 2020 Ram Rebel TR is going to use a “Banshee” 7.0-liter V8 engine. The unit reportedly delivers 520 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of grunt, which is a lot more from today’s Rebel that’s paired with a 5.7-liter V8 and pumps out 385 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of twist.
Ram hasn’t suggested which one Rebel is going to arrive first. Still, we bet on the 2020 Rebel TR to break the ice sometime in 2019, most likely in the second half of the next year. The more potent TRX will, on the other hand, arrive in early 2020.
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