After teasing the truck in late June, Ram updated their website Tuesday with a teaser video clip of the TRX kicking up dirt and showing off a signature sport bar. In the shadowy footage, Ram announced the official reveal date for the production-ready TRX: Monday, August 17 at noon EST.
Though Ram has kept official details close to the vest, spy shots of prototypes testing throughout the past several months revealed a number of interesting points for the Ram 1500’s new halo.
When it does go on sale, most likely near the end of 2020, Ram’s powerhouse truck will compete directly against the Ford Raptor. In order to compete effectively, Ram will likely offer the TRX with a host of additional off-road upgrades to compliment all that extra power.
Besides the notable power bump over a Ram Rebel, we expect the TRX to come with wider fenders, upgraded suspension, and at least one electronic locking differential. Additionally, the TRX prototype has been spotted with 8-lug wheels in the past, as opposed to 6 in the standard Ram 1500. The 2021 Ram TRX should have at least an upgraded rear axle to handle over 700 horsepower.
Hellcat muscle in a vehicle aimed at off-road performance is unique to the TRX. Though FCA offers both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango with a supercharged Hemi, but neither SUV is serious about leaving the pavement.
700 horsepower in a factory non-commercial truck of any size, is unprecedented. The next closest power rating comes from Ford’s 6.7-PowerStroke turbodiesel, with 475 horsepower.
How Ford’s next Raptor is going to respond remains to be seen, but it appears the horsepower wars may just be beginning.
For more information on the TRX, check out the video linked below.