It's as if the earth shook when Ram pulled the wraps off the Hellcat-powered Rebel TRX concept. Why? Because it's been a while since something generated this much buzz on Motor Authority. Of course, Ram's labeling this thing a concept, so don't get your hopes up too soon.
Ford has the F-150 Raptor, and no automaker has a true competitor. GMC has the Sierra All Terrain X, which isn't as hardcore as the Raptor. Same goes for Ram with its Rebel.
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This led us to a recent Twitter poll in which we asked you if Ram should put the Hellcat-powered Rebel TRX concept into production. It's not surprising that 66 percent of you responded with, "Is that a trick question? Yes!"
Should Ram put the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept into production?— MotorAuthority (@motorauthority) October 4, 2016
Only three percent of you responded with, "Heavens no!" A total of nine percent said you "don't care," and 22 percent said we should just "Hellcat all the things."
The TRX is a fully engineered truck that runs. That means it would take very little effort to put this thing into production tomorrow. Well, it would require a higher production rate for the Hellcat engine, which did have an issue with supply and demand at first.
It's worth highlighting that while it is the same supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8, it doesn't have the Hellcat's 707 horsepower. In this application is has just 575 horsepower, which is ridiculous in its own right and more than needed.
Ram claims the TRX can go 100 mph, anywhere. Hey Ram, call us. We'd be happy to test that claim for you.