The last easter egg the FCA planted during the debut of the new Ram 1500 truck at Detroit Auto Show. The same city will host the premiere of the production model of its performance-oriented off-road version. The 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX is coming to fight the Ford Raptor and Chevy Silverado ZR2 eventually.
The Rebel TRX concept was one of the most exciting platforms in truck history. We talk about models that had a chance to enter production. That is finally happening now. The company sets the release date for 2021, and the TRX package is upgrading Ram 1500 truck, as it is expected.
There will be a lot of exteriors and interior upgrades to make this pickup more aggressive. But, under the spotlight is a 707-hp rated Hellcat engine. The truck comes with the monster output to set a challenge to all rivals. Well, the Ford Raptor sits at 450 hp. So, the question is – are these two models the same league?
Rebel TRX Concept
The Rebel TRX concept appeared in 2016. Fans believed this is the rival that will successfully challenge Ford Raptor. However, ever since, we are waiting for the production version. Some experts claimed they have reliable sources telling them about test mules and prototypes (Motor1). But, images are missing to confirm that.
The concept we find on the official website is showing a lot of promises. Beefed up exterior is ready to offer something special to its future owners. Huge tires, large skid plates, aggressive grille, unique graphics. All these parts are included in the offer. On the other hand, the Rebel TRX is so far only a concept.
A Step Closer to Production
Yes, all stories about spy photos and production were speculations. The company itself was pretty quiet about the off-road truck. But, they hid the easter egg in the new Ram 1500. The clock on the display showed 7:07. We doubt this was coincidence with the output of the new pickup. The 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX will get the Hellcat engine that produces 707 horsepower.
2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Specs
The Hellcat is the most powerful drivetrain the FCA is offering. It is also the most potent unit you will find in all road cars (Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV). Well, a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 petrol powertrain is also tuned to deliver 717 or 797 hp for some exotic versions of Dodge’s pony cars. The last one is called Demon and according to some rumors, the limited amount of Ram 1500 TRX models will get this engine as well.
2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Release Date
When the FCA gave us the first official hint in January 2018, we thought the truck is coming in 2020. But, that is not happening. The latest rumors say the pickup is being tested. If these speculations are true, it is just a matter of time when will 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX become official. Its release will cause a lot of attention. After all, its presence will make Ford think about its next Raptor. The situation in the off-road muscle-truck class is warming up.