If there’s one thing the all-new Ram TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor have in common, it’s their massive size. The trucks are all about high speed off-road stability, which means widened fenders and increased ride height on vehicles already on the larger side. Of course, that gives the trucks incredible stance and presence in their styling, an intentional side effect of their off-road modifications. But seeing the Ram TRX in pictures doesn’t quite give the sense of scale needed to see how big it really is. Luckily, the team over at TFLcar just spotted a pair of TRXs in the wild, and they dwarf everything around them.
The video shows a Hydro Blue and Flame Red TRX parked in a row of cars, and the size comparison is hilarious. The Nissan Rouge isn’t a huge car by any means, but it looks minuscule between the Rams. More surprising is the Nissan Armada on the other side. That’s a full size, body on frame, three row SUV that manages to look significantly smaller than the Ram TRX.
But that’s no bad thing, is it? Both the Ram and Ford’s trademark styling element is their presence and size that back up the monstrous performance. And performance is where the Ram TRX is in a different league to the Raptor. It’s 702 hp Hellcat V8 produces a rather significant 252 hp more than the Raptor’s 3.5 liter EcoBoost V8. And sounds much better too.
But that’s the current Raptor. The next generation Raptor is rumored to come with two engine options, one being the familiar V6. The other will punch the TRX back with the Predator V8 as currently found in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. In the Mustang, it produces 760 hp, so expect the next Raptor to headline with an output higher than the TRX we see today. It’s always been the muscle car horsepower war, but now the pickups want in on the action.