We’ve known for a while that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is well on its way to production. Since the concept debuted at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, enthusiasts have been counting down the days until the powerful off-road pickup is available for sale. According to MotorTrend, the upcoming Rebel TRX model will be powered by the same 707-horsepower engine that’s currently powering the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Here’s what else we know about the upcoming 2021 Ram Rebel TRX off-roader:
A New Suspension
The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will ride on a significantly upgraded suspension that’s sure to be a variation of the one on the current Ram 1500 Rebel model. According to experts, closeups of the rear suspension point to either forged or billet control arms with suspension links. The control arms are larger than usual to provide a wider track that improves stability when high-speed off-roading. Additionally, experts also expect the Ram Rebel TRX to feature billet shock-absorber mounts that improve durability and stability when in low-speed situations.
Prototypes have been spotted wearing Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires. The tires are expected to measure about 35 inches, 2 inches more than the regular Ram Rebel tires. Larger tires mean additional ground clearance, a necessity when off-roading off the beaten path.
Spy photographers have audibly confirmed that the Ram Rebel TRX will feature a supercharger. Experts are convinced that Ram will be placing the Hellcat’s full 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque under the hood of the TRX, a move designed to blow the 450-horsepower Ford Raptor out of the water. Rumors also circulated that a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine codenamed Banshee might’ve been in the works, but there’s no evidence that lends credence to the rumor.
The aggressive design from the 2016 prototype is slated to carry over to the production model. A wider track, as witnessed by spy photographers, means there’ll be wider fenders and a continuation of the 2016 concept’s Coke-bottle styling. Air intake vents to help cool the V8 engine, heat extractors, and 35-inch tires can all be expected on the upcoming Rebel TRX.
Although Ram hasn’t committed to a particular timeline or pricing structure for the Ram Rebel TRX model, experts believe that the pickup will be unveiled in the summer of 2020, with a launch date likely at the beginning of 2021. Pricing is expected to mirror that of the Ford Raptor to remain competitive.
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