Ram To Go After Ford’s Raptor With Hellcat-Powered Rebel?

According to a new report, Ram is planning to bring the Rebel TRX concept into production in an effort to rival the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Car and Driver says that the model will be based around the existing Ram 1500, but that it will receive a host of modifications aimed at increasing its performance and off-road credentials.

Chief among these will be FCA’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine which typically delivers 707 hp, but could be detuned to near 600hp for use in the 2018 Ram Rebel.

Nevertheless, that will be more than enough to outperform the Raptor and its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, good for “just” 450 hp and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque.

Not many other details about the pickup are known, though some think it could debut before the end of the year, priced at around $55,000.


  • Jay

    Might just get them to bring back the V8… here comes the competition!!

  • TrevP

    Looks great! A hellcat?! sounds fun!

  • Blade t

    With the hellcat engine, that truck would be wild….

  • Too bad it has this stupid face. The badass cross grille with the ram on it is what makes me prefer the RAM1500 to the others. Just the looks. We get FCA, now RAM is a Brand, this looks like a sad dog, and the chrome ones look like pig noses. Who the hell said yes that looks good. If the charger af loosing the classic Dodge/Ram face is still great looking, thiw is awful. But a Hell cat engine in this seems as fun as the Viper as they tried years ago… but in a more useable way.

    • gary4205

      Thakfully that ugly grille is cheap and easy to replace. Transplanting a Hellcat engine would be hard if it was a DIY deal!

  • Kyle Newberry

    Saw this at the Chicago Auto Show, and it was the prettiest truck there! Glad they are making it!

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