July 19, 2024

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FCA teases 2021 Ram TRX debut this summer

The hold out for the 2021 Ram TRX will shortly be in excess of, FCA verified Thursday with a social media teaser. The substantially-predicted, Hellcat-run Raptor slayer will be disclosed this summer. 

Ram teased the unveiling on Twitter with a small online video of the truck kicking up a large desert dust cloud overlaid with the TRX badge and the caption, “It is not a mirage.” Make positive you help sound, since the clip has audio, and you can listen to the beating coronary heart of the TRX — the same six.2-liter supercharged V8 that powers FCA’s Dodge Hellcat and Jeep Trackhawk versions. 

The engine sound in the clip lends believability to a former spy online video purporting to present a team of TRX prototypes screening in Michigan’s Silver Lake Sand Dunes. 

The website link in the tweet qualified prospects to a microsite which replays the same small clip but presents no more data, which tracks with the slow-drip solution Ram has taken with teasing out its new truck. Substantially of what we know (or feel to be legitimate) has occur from unconfirmed resources and spy photographs, but Ram has acknowledged that the Hellcat powerplant will make extra than seven-hundred horsepower, somewhat than the 500-some-odd determine initially envisioned. 

From the earlier mentioned photographs, we can inform the TRX will sport bulging box flares (à la Raptor) front and rear. The hood appears to be equally bulging, great for highlighting the supercharged V8 beneath. The front bumper is comparable to that of the Ram 1500 Rebel’s with extra raised sections in front of the tires to give extra clearance.

We get a strong glimpse underneath the system, far too. Nonetheless existing are the added beefy suspension manage arms front and rear. Skid plates appear to line the entire underside down the middle. The tires ended up Goodyear Wrangler all-terrains, although it was difficult to make out the true measurement. Previous spy photos have disclosed remote-reservoir shocks. The wheels at each individual stop are 6-lug models, so it looks Ram isn’t really actively playing with a hefty-responsibility axle like a former prototype suggested.

No matter what the situation may well be, we ought to be no extra than a pair of months away from acquiring the official particulars on Ram’s new Raptor competitor. 

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