What if Ram built not one but two high performance Rebel off-road trucks? What if one of them was powered by a 7.0L V8 with approximately 520 horsepower with a name “Rebel TR”, and the other had a supercharged Hellcat 6.2L V8 under the hood with 707 horsepower – named “Rebel TRX”? This is precisely what a recent report from 5thGenRams suggests, citing an anonymous insider source. This report has not been officially confirmed.
The report states that the naturally aspirated 7.0L (426 cu-in) V8 engine carries an internal codename “Banshee” and produces close to 520 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the Rebel TRX will be powered by a 6.2L supercharged V8 that will be rated at 707 horsepower, same output as in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Will driveline components handle this much power in a pickup truck? Perhaps, if the components are similar to the ones in the Jeep Trackhawk.
There is no current information about suspension setup or differences between the two potential trucks.
The big question is – if both Rebel TR and TRX were available for sale, which one would you prefer if the two trucks were about $20,000 apart? Note: this price difference is a guess based on current Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Trackhawk pricing. Keep in mind that the 707 hp Hellcat-powered 2018 Jeep Trackhawk has a starting price of $86,000.
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Here is a complete walk-around of the Ram Rebel TRX concept truck from 2016 State Fair of Texas.