With the debut of the highly-anticipated Ram Rebel TRX slated for Monday, August 17 at noon EDT, we are only days away from knowing everything about the Hellcat-powered pickup. However, Ram isn’t quite done with teasing the off-roader yet, as they just dropped a new video of the TRX tearing it up in the desert.
The teaser video uploaded to YouTube is titled Sandstorm (but unfortunately misses the chance to plug in the famous Darude song), and it sets out to remind us all how unforgiving the desert can be. Though it is not nature that is responsible for the massive waves of sand seen throughout the video, but the 700+ horsepower pickup truck itself. You can even hear the unmistakable 6.2L V8 and a hint of supercharger whine if you listen to the video closely.
The Ram Rebel TRX has only one job to do when it arrives next week: it must be able to combat the F-150 Raptor for its off-roading crown. With Ford stepping on FCA’s toes by reintroducing the Bronco SUV, we’re certain that the company wants this new Ram truck to make a statement. The easter egg targeted directly at the Ford hidden inside the truck is enough to confirm this.
Beyond the Hellcat powertrain, the Ram Rebel TRX is expected to arrive with a load of serious hardware, including King off-road shocks, beadlock-capable wheels, and knobby off-roading rubber. Like the Raptor, the TRX will also certainly see a number of visual tweaks to help separate itself from the rest of the RAM truck lineup. It is also slated to only be available in a crew cab configuration.
Our sources say that the Ram Rebel TRX is slated to begin production during the early part of Q4 this year, which CEO Mike Manley corroborated during a recent Q2 2020 analyst call. This means that the first TRX customers will start to take deliveries early next year.