A 100-mile an hour off-road pickup powered by a 575-horsepower supercharged V8. That pretty much sums up the Ram Rebel TRX Concept unveiled Thursday at the State Fair of Texas. Oh, and it looks pretty formidable to go along with that horsepower, too.
The 6.2-liter HEMI V8 makes it the most powerful factory-engineered half-ton pickup Ram’s ever built.
An eight-speed automatic transmission, 4X4 Performance Control System and paddle-shifters are also part of the package. Front and rear ales feature severe-duty components to handle the high horsepower. Performance shocks in both the front and back improve response and damping.
Outside it makes a statement with a unique RAM front grille and steel bumpers that share design cues with the Power Wagon and, of course, Rebel. They also provide additional air flow to cool the engine.
The side of the Rebel TRX leads your eye to enormous five-inch, side-exit exhaust ports integrated within a full-length rock rail for added body/sill protection.
The tires are just ginormous on this thing, too. I mean just look at them. They’re 37-inches, a size commonly used by off-road truck racing teams. They’re custom beadlock wheels from Mopar. They provide additional tire-holding strength by pinching the outside of the tire to the rim.
Add to that they are surrounded by huge fender wells that are six inches wider than a standard Ram 1500. You definitely need a big truck bed to fit two of them.
No word on whether Ram will build the Rebel TRX Concept, but we’re betting it does. It doesn’t currently have a performance truck that competes with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. So if it does built the TRX, problem solved.