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The Debut Of The Hellcat Super Truck Is Just Days Away

2021 Ram Rebel TRX
Ram Rebel TRX teaser.

FCA today confirmed that the official 2021 Ram Rebel TRX reveal date will be in less than a week, on Monday, August 17 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time. As we reported yesterday, the TRX will be just the latest hotly anticipated vehicle along a string of hotly anticipated vehicles that have debuted in 2020. The highlights of which include the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Cadillac Escalade. But like other vehicles, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its reveal and production timelines. No matter, however, as the party is about to get started.

The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX reveal event will be streamed on line via Facebook, as well as YouTube. Below is a teaser video, which you can hear the distant bellowing of a V8 exhaust and the whine of a Hellcat supercharger.


This off-road performance truck seems to be tasked with a single job: beating the Ford F-150 Raptor at its own game. Its weapon of choice will be a 6.2L Hellcat engine, pushing north of 700 horsepower, coupled with a fire breathing V8 soundtrack (opposed to the angry vacuum cleaner noises emitting from the current F-150 Raptor). Designers have even gone so far as to put a size-related joke inside the truck’s cabin, aimed directly at the Ford F-150 Raptor. It’s also expected to have beadlock capable wheels, massive and knobbly tires, King off-road shocks, and a whole lot of visual attitude. It’s a vehicle that’s sure to trigger any whining pundit with Truck Derangement Syndrome and social media clout. Stand back for fireworks.

The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will begin production at the very beginning of Q4 2020, according to our intel, corroborated by CEO Mike Manley in FCA’s recent Q2 2020 analyst call.  Finally, the Ram T-Rex is expected to come in just one body style: a crew cab.

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Teaser Image

Written by Manoli Katakis

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