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2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX details appear online

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX details appear online

Ram announced details of a truck to take on the Raptor a while ago now. The Ram TRX was shown as a concept years ago but then went quiet. Many, many years later, some details of what is said to be the Ram TRX have leaked online.

We saw a concept at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, was told it would have a Hellcat V8 engine, upgraded running gear for high speed runs and that it would look the part.

FCA did confirm the existence of the new truck last year but said nothing else about it. It was billed as a truck to take on the Raptor and challenge Ford’s dominance but then nothing more was heard.

Until now.

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX

The ever-reliable Mopar Insiders have released lots of details they think are reliable enough to link the concept to the reality. The awesome shape, size and configuration of that initial concept will be largely copied across to the production vehicle. Hood vents, flared fenders, big wheels, black trim and other goodies are firmly believed to be appearing.

The TRX concept had a V8 engine with 575 hp, which was impressive. According to Mopar Insiders, the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX will get the full Hellcat treatment. That means the full 6.2-litre supercharged V8 that delivers over 700 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It is thought to be paired with an upgraded transmission from ZF.

The leaked shots also show upgraded suspension, which you would hope to see on a performance truck. There will undoubtedly be uprated brakes too in order to pull this truck to a stop from whatever top end speed it will be able to achieve.

The concept looked amazing. Bigger and beefier than the Raptor with a huge bulging hood, massive wheels and tires and some trick parts like the LED light bar over the roof and beefier skid plate underneath the engine.

If the production model looks anything like this and comes with that familiar whine of the supercharged V8, it’s going to sell as quickly as it drives!

Originally, the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX was thought to be ready for a summer 2020 release. Given how things are going in the auto industry right now, that may hold true or be delayed slightly. Much depends on how Ram was planning to release it.

Both the New York Auto show and Chicago have been delayed. The Geneva Auto Show did a pretty good job with its digital show but I’m not sure it would work as a permanent replacement for the auto show.

We know the 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX is coming. We just don’t know when. I suspect that will be a theme for this year or the next few months at least.

For now, Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8 has the full selection of Ram trucks for you to choose from.

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