Ram continues with the development of their high-performance off-roader. The pickup truck that’s going to fight against the Ford Raptor has been spied testing around Detroit a few hours ago and here’s what we think about the beast that calls itself the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX:
There are no official signs regarding the truck’s powertrain so far, but all clues suggest that we are dealing with a Hellcat-powered pickup. If so, then you can expect up to 707 horsepower from the awesome 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. All the power will travel to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Words on streets say that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX might arrive less potent, but we don’t really know why they would do that. In any case, the high-performance truck will beat the competitors without any problem.
At this particular moment, the testing prototype points out several important details: The mighty workhorse shows wide track and lighter suspension, as well as a reinforced frame. Compared to the regular Ram 1500, this one is going to have increased suspension travel up to 40 percent. On the front load, the model will be fitted with coil-over shocks with internal bypass sort, while the back comes coupled with coil rear suspension system. Thanks to these, you will feel nothing when the pickup step over small bumps. As far as we’ve managed to find out, the model will get four different driving modes: normal, snow, off-road, and Baja. Also, the 4×4 Performance Control System hosts a BorgWarner 44-45 transfer case.
At this point, it’s still unclear how exactly is going to look the high-performance pickup truck. Though the prototype hints some styling cues from the Ram Rebel TRX concept seen in 2016. Meaning, the Hellcat-engined truck gets some aerodynamics in order to improve performance, like a grille that enables plenty of airflows and more aggressive hood design. Also, it’s going to come coupled with big wheels and all-terrain tires in order to handle off-road tasks. Of course, underneath protection will be standard down there, while we also expect shiny LED technology at both ends.
The 707-hp pickup truck should be introduced in the second half of the year, which mean that there will be more testing prototypes in the meantime, so stay tuned for updates.