Last year, Ford brought the F-150 Raptor R to the market, taking the competition between the Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX to new heights. Though one may argue that the Ram 1500 TRX remains the most potent full-size truck available straight from the factory, we can’t shoulder the fact that the Raptor R is lighter, which means the extra couple of ponies the TRX has likely won’t make a significant difference. That said, with a more powerful variant of the Raptor will Ram step up the game and release an even more potent TRX in the future?
More Powerful Ram TRX: Details
Our friends at TFL asked Ram CEO Mike Koval this question, and though Koval didn’t provide a straight answer, we have a pretty good idea of what we can expect to see in the future. Simply put, a more powerful Ram 1500 TRX will reach the market later down the line. However, with Stellantis almost entirely doing away with the Hemi engines, the source of this future truck’s power likely will come from something other than an internal combustion engine.
Working with the platforms Stellantis has, which Ram has full access to, they can hone the modularity the architecture is capable of to increase the power of the electric vehicles to bring about even more power for high-performance vehicles such as the Ram 1500 TRX. While Koval doesn’t have anything to share as of right now, the Ram TRX will continue to be a halo for the brand into a so-called electric future.
In 2019, it was alleged that Ram TRX prototypes were testing with Hellcat Redeye engines, as well as Dodge Demon engines, eluding that 800+ horsepower could be on the way. It could be the brand’s antidote to the Ford F-150 Raptor R.
A previous interview with Koval revealed the potential for the TRX to make its way to the Ram 1500 REV lineup, as he had indicated that the EV range would match that of the ICE to ensure there are products to suit everyone’s needs. From the entry-level “Tradesman,” which is the work-oriented version of the BEV trucks, The Longhorn and Limited Premium models will also be added to the Ram REV trim levels, and we will see an electrified TRX making its way to Baja dunes as well. Luckily, Ram doesn’t intend on phasing out their ICE lineup anytime soon, ensuring that their products continue to suit the needs of the people, which is a fantastic decision.