A production version of the 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 powered Ram Rebel TRX Concept will debut sometime late this year, according to Car & Driver.
The Rebel TRX Concept was first shown at the Texas State Fair last September. Designed as an answer to the Ford Raptor, the truck features a 575 horsepower version of Dodge’s Hellcat V8, Dana 60 axles, beadlock wheels, 37-inch tires, performance shocks and bolstered seats with six-point harnesses, among much more. It’s a a desert racer’s dream, essentially.
We weren’t sure if cash-strapped Fiat Chrysler would have the means to put the specialized Rebel TRX into production, but if Car & Driver is to be believed, the automaker is pretty serious about getting it in dealerships. The magazine tells us to “look for it at the end of the year with an opening price of $55,000,” and we’ll be doing just that. This is a product Ram fans would do unspeakable things to have in their driveway.
If the Rebel TRX did hit the shelves, it would be the most powerful production pickup truck of all time. Ford is currently the pickup truck horsepower king with its 450 horsepower F-150 Raptor, but never the ones to be outdone, we’re sure FCA would try and embarass its rivals with something much more potent than what they’re offering – just like it did with the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat.