2021 Ram Rebel TRX Spied Without Camo, Reveals A Rugged Face
The Ford Raptor is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, spending a decade without any other make and model. That will change at the end of 2020, when Ram begins production of the 2021 Rebel TRX. Ram’s rugged competitor Raptor emerged as a concept in 2016, sparking hopes of seeing production. Photos and videos of camouflaged prototypes have emerged, but a new video shows a TRX test vehicle with little coverage.
The video doesn’t show much – it’s taken from a moving vehicle – but it shows the front of the truck and part of the profile uncovered. The front does not take us by surprise. It features a typical Ram grille accented by wider sights and gray bolt-on wheel arches. The bumper looks new with a pair of protruding tow hooks. The hood features a massive bulge flanked by vents.
The hood likely hides the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from Dodge’s Hellcat models. Rumors continue to suggest that it will be one of the many engines offered in the van. The 5.7L Hemi V8 and the 3.6L V6 could be possibilities, which will allow all of Ram to offer affordable TRX models. However, the public will be focusing their attention on the Hellcat-powered model as the pinnacle of TRX performance, and it shouldn’t disappoint, producing perhaps 707, 717 or 797 horsepower (527, 534 or 594 kilowatts). The figure of 797 is doubtful, however.
The partition profile photo shows a slab pickup with plastic fender arches. It lacks the concept’s beefy bedside tables, though there’s a good chance this Ram won’t be wearing his production clothes. We’ll soon know what it looks like and which power plants are under the hood. Ram has previously announced that the TRX will receive a summer reveal and production is slated to begin in Q4 2020, which will begin in less than two months. The second decade of the Raptor will be very different from the first.