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2021 Ram Rebel TRX

While 2020 has certainly been nothing short of hellish for automotive shows and events, it certainly has been a year to remember when it comes to new automobiles. For example, from General Motors you have an onslaught of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2021 Suburban, 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali, as well as the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. Then from Ford, you have the rebirth of an icon with the 2021 Bronco, the return of the Mustang Mach 1 nameplate, as well as the next-generation 2021 F-150. Then, from FCA so far, you have the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye, 2021 Durango Hellcat,  and 807 horsepower Challenger Super Stock. On deck: the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX.

The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is a doomsday machine aimed squarely at the Ford F-150 Raptor, and any other would-be contenders that may follow. Under the hood will be a 6.2L Hellcat engine, pushing north of 700 horsepower, coupled with a fire breathing V8 soundtrack. And like clockwork, the team at TFL managed to capture it in the wild, with a standard Ram 1500 body, and can be witnessed in their spy video below:

The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will begin production at the very beginning of Q4 2020, according to our intel, corroberated by CEO Mike Manley in FCA’s recent Q2 2020 analyst call. Along with the Hellcat engine, the 2021 Rebel TRX is expected to arrive with a trick suspension system and some tech of its own in order to deliver class-leading performance. They’ve even gone so far as to put a size-related joke inside the truck’s cabin, aimed directly at the Ford F-150 Raptor.

So far, we haven’t seen the Ram T-Rex in any other body style, other than Crew Cab form. Which means shorty-shorty simps are about to get snubbed again.

2021 Ram Rebel TRX

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.