The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat brought us an engine that’s nothing to scoff at, the 6.2-liter HEMI Supercharged V8. How does this 707 horsepower beast relate to Ram Trucks? Well, the upcoming Ram 1500 rebel TRX will feature this engine under the hood, along with four-wheel drive. For a long time, this engine selection was just a rumor, but the folks over at The Fast Lane Truck got a glimpse of the VIN plate and confirmed it’s a 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 under the hood.
The VIN plate in question doesn’t only confirm what’s under the hood, it also details the boost pressure, horsepower rating, and the plate reads “Designed by FCA in Auburn Hills, Michigan.” Now that these important details have been confirmed, it’s not too far-fetched to imagine that the Ram Rebel TRX is rolling up to steal the limelight from the Ford F-150 Raptor. To begin with, a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 complete with a Supercharger is a much more appealing choice for pickup enthusiasts than Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with a twin-turbo setup. Then, there’s the big-rig exterior design of the Ram 1500, that when spruced up with the styling cues of the 2016 TRX concept, is sure to turn plenty of heads.
In addition, Ram is about to strike at an opportune moment and the hype train will follow once the TRX is launched. Ford has been flip-flopping over the years, unsure if to design a V8-engined special edition of the F-150 Raptor model, but nothing has ever come to fruition. In fact, experts don’t even believe that a limited-run model of the Raptor won’t happen. Other improvements and features expected on the upcoming Rebel TRX include a new suspension, larger tires, a supercharger, and aggressive design.
The suspension will possibly build upon the one that’s currently on the Ram 1500, adding either forged or billet control arms with suspension links. The control arms are reported to be bigger than usual to make room for a wider track that’s essential to stability while off-roading. Additionally, the prototype was spotted with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires, 2 inches larger than the regular Ram Rebel tires. As for the supercharger, it comes naturally with the Hellcat engine, but it bears repeating just how much power this is bringing to the Ram Rebel TRX — it’ll be 707 horsepower at a minimum!
Although the Ram Rebel TRX hasn’t made its official debut yet, it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the best that Ram has to offer right now. Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall and explore the latest Ram Truck inventory. Schedule your test drive today and follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media for the latest Ram news and offers!
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