We Were Wrong – This is What a New Ram Charger Should Look Like
Imagine a New Ram Charger, but With All Those TRX Goodiesby Robert Moore, on
It was only a few months back that Instagram rendering artist WB.Artist20 gave us a look at what a modern Ram Charger might look like. Now that the Ram 1500 TRX has made its debut, the very same artist as turned it into a Ram Charger TRX. Let’s just say that if this thing came to life, the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Jeep Wrangler JL would be in a lot of trouble.
Ram Charger TRX – The Off-Road SUV the World Needs
The formula that turns the new, 2021 Ram 1500 TRX into a Ram Charger TRX is beyond simple – all you have to do is add a roof and side glass above the bed.
This rendering, however, makes it a point to extend the moonroof into a two-section unit to allow more light. Naturally, given the size of a vehicle like this, a third row of seats would, at the very least, be an option, but chances are that it would be just as off-road oriented, so it might not be something that would happen. Ideally, Ram and Mopar would go the extra step to make things like that spare wheel rack for the TRX fit somewhere in the rear since adding a spare tire to the back on the outside would make this thing unbelievably long. The cargo area could also serve as home for a lot of extra off-road accessories or even a TRX-branded off-road toolset. Honestly, with the enclosed area, the possibilities are almost limitless.
Much like the 1500 TRX it’s based on, this model would feature the high-strength full frame and the revamped chassis and suspension setup that allows for as much as 13-inches of wheel travel in each corner.
The Dana 60 solid rear axle would also be in place as would the unique Bilstein Blackhawk E2 adaptive shocks. That Hellcat 6.2-liter V-8 makes 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, however, I would expect to see the 60-mph sprint climb a little above the 4.5-second mark possible by the 1500 TRX as the Ram Charger would, inevitably, be heavier. The quarter-mile sprint would also be more in the 13.3-second range as opposed to 12.9 seconds.
Of course, this is just a fun exercise conducted by a freelance rendering artist, but there’s more of a chance that the Ram Charger will make a comeback than there is that Chevy will make a proper blazer. Now that Ram has a solid off-road truck to base it on, making a TRX SUV wouldn’t be very difficult at all. I certainly hope it happens, but for now, you should probably keep dreaming.
|ENGINE:||6.2-LITER HEMI® SUPERCHARGED V-8|
|Type and Description||90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled|
|Displacement||376 cu. in. (6,166 cu. cm)|
|Bore x Stroke||4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)|
|Valve System||Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhaust valves and hollow stem intake valves, 16 conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller tips|
|Fuel Injection||Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless|
|Construction||Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum-alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers|
|Power (SAE J2723)||702 hp (523 kW) @ 6,100 rpm|
|Torque (SAE J2723)||650 lb.-ft. (882 Nm) @ 4,800 rpm|
|Max. Engine Speed||6,200 rpm (electronically limited)|
|0-60 Mph||4.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||118 MPH|