The Ram Rebel TRX, aka the Raptor killer, has been testing for a although and the debut is coming up quickly.

The super pickup truck was initial previewed as a notion in 2016 and confirmed for manufacturing two many years later on. Ram on Thursday stated the covers will come off in late summertime, which factors to a 2021 model 12 months arrival.

Prototypes dress in heavily camouflage but the Rebel TRX notion, primarily based on the earlier generation of Ram’s 1500 workhorse, is a great indicator of the styling we can anticipate. Flared wheel arches and a hulking grille are a positive bet. A vented, energy dome hood is also most likely.

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX notion, 2016 State Honest of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX notion, 2016 State Honest of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX notion, 2016 State Honest of Texas

We can also spot some beefed-up suspension on the prototype, as properly as skid plates. You will recall the notion had 13 inches of wheel travel, inner bypass shocks, and other upgraded suspension bits. It also had an open differential and customized CV half-shafts up front to deal with a wider track, although at the rear a Dynatrac Professional 60 axle and electronic locking differential have been featured. Like the F-150 Raptor it targets, the Rebel TRX is made with the two on- and off-street overall performance in thoughts.

The genuine star of the present even so is what is lurking beneath the hood. The Rebel TRX notion had the Hellcat six.two-liter supercharged V-eight, albeit detuned to 575 horsepower. The manufacturing model is anticipated to come in two flavors. One particular is anticipated to pack a naturally aspirated seven.-liter V-eight with 520 or 525 hp. The other is anticipated to pack a total-bore Hellcat with 707 hp. In the two circumstances drive must be to all 4 wheels through an eight-velocity automated transmission.

Followers longing for a appropriate V-eight overall performance truck from a single of the OEMs will quickly have their wishes fulfilled thanks to Ram. And it really is feasible that Ford is not going to get it lying down. There are rumors the Blue Oval is readying a salvo in the kind of a Raptor powered by the Mustang Shelby GT500’s five.two-liter supercharged V-eight. This kind of a truck could probably supply up to 760 hp.