Renderist wb.artist20 already imagined what a modern version of the Dodge Ramcharger SUV would look like. Now, the artist comes back to the idea of imagining a TRX version of this rig.
The recipe is quite simple – just like the original Ramcharger. It takes the Ram 1500 TRX and replaces the cargo area with an enclosed area. In theory, this area could be large enough to contain an additional row of seats. The rendering even includes a two-piece sunroof to bring more light into the larger cabin.
The Ramcharger TRX would be the rugged and off-road ready counterpart of the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. For the Ram 1500 TRX, the company overhauls the frame with higher strength steel and thicker rails. Only 25 percent of it is carried over from the regular 1500.
The TRX also gets a solid Dana 60 rear axle with an electronically locking rear differential. In addition, there is an upgraded transfer case with improved chain, sprocket, bearings and clutches. To handle off-road terrain, there are Bilstein Blackhawk E2 adaptive shocks and new springs.
The headline-grabbing feature of the TRX is its 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 that develops 702 horsepower (523 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (881 newton-meters). It operates through an eight-speed automatic transmission with a part-time four-wheel drive system. The setup allows the pickup to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 4.5 seconds and go the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.
For the TRX pickup starts at $ 69,995, plus a destination charge of $ 1,695. You can however take the price above $ 100,000. Deliveries begin before the end of the year.
Unfortunately, there is no sign of a modern Ramcharger. The Ram brand has a strong presence in the pickup market, with the exception of Promaster vans which it typically markets to commercial buyers. Do not look for an SUV of the brand anytime soon.