We are thoroughly excited for the Ram Rebel TRX. The Hellcat powered, 707 hp off-road monster will be just about the fastest way to cover any kind of terrain off the pavement. Plus, it’ll look and sound great doing it. While we have already featured spy shots of the truck, it’s been under heavy camo. Now, TFLtruck has been sent new images of the truck testing with very little camo, and interesting fender flares.
If you want to see the photos, you’ll have to visit TFL’s website.
TFLtruck reports the guy who sent in the photos said it definitely sounded like a Hellcat motor was under the hood, and the ride height is clearly taller than that of a regular Ram 1500. Both of which come as no surprise at this point, but helps clarify that this truck is so much more than a standard Rebel. Plus, it has a Michigan plate while testing in California.
But this prototype looks different to other, more camo-covered testers we’ve covered, namely the models seen out in Nevada. Those likely had production bodywork underneath, where this one is probably doing engine and suspension testing, so there isn’t a need to use the production vehicle’s body. But unlike the testers out west, this TRX has some wheel arch extensions are an interesting addition to this model.
One needs only to look at the high clearance fender flares available from American Expedition Vehicles. The extra room allows for improves suspension travel and articulation, without meddling with the suspension geometry. Larger diameter tires can also be added.
The Ram Rebel TRX was supposed to have its reveal at the Detroit Auto Show, but the event’s cancelation and Coronavirus shutdowns pushed the timeline back by about three months. Still, expect a reveal sometime this summer, with production starting in the fall.