You Can’t Buy a Ford Bronco In Europe, But You Will Be Able to Buy the Ram 1500 TRX
Shortly After the 2021 Ford Bronco was revealed, it was announced by a Ford spokesperson that the Bronco isn’t for Europe in any way, shape, or form. Given Europe’s strict emissions regulations and massive taxes on big engines, you’d assume that the RAM TRX would be stuck on the sidelines just like the Ford Bronco. Ford is even offering the Bronco with a three-banger, and it won’t cross the pond, but the HEMI-powered Ram TRX will be making that journey, and it could be happening sooner than you might expect.
Here’s How Ram Made the Rebel TRX So Capable Off-Road
It’s been three years since Ford re-released the F-150 Raptor (after a three-year hiatus), and we’ve been waiting for a strong challenger to come in with an uppercut. The Rebel’s distant cousin, the Jeep Gladiator, is okay and all, but Ram just proved that good things come to those who wait. This, folks, is the Ram Rebel TRX, and I’m going to explain to you how Ram made it so capable and why it just became the most capable truck in the world.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Arrives To Take The Title Of The Most Powerful Mass-Produced Truck in the World
Four years after launching the concept, Ram has finally unveiled the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX. The truck comes with a big V-8 engine under the hood, an advanced four-wheel-drive system, a strong suspension system, and a luxurious cabin. It will be available with a host of optional accessories as well, and with a starting price of $69,995, you won’t have to break the bank to have an amazing off-road truck. Although it seems very impressive on paper, can be live up to its ‘Raptor-killer’ nickname?
2021 Ram 1500 TRX - Quick Facts and Photo Gallery
Billed as the most powerful mass-produced truck in the world, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX has some pretty big expectations to live up to, but once you hear more about it, I think you’ll agree that it’s about to dominate the off-road segment. The 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Jeep Wrangler better watch out because there’s a new truck in town, and it has the taste of blood on its tongue. Powered by a 6.2-liter HEMI V-8, the Rebel TRX is good for 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent through a high-torque-capacity TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission. This truck has the capability of sprinting to 60 mph in as fast as 4.5 seconds and will blaze through the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. It will top out at just 118 mph, but remember – this isn’t a super-truck; it’s an off-road truck, and that is, without a doubt, its natural habitat.
A Dana 60 rear axle sends power to the rear wheels through an electronically locking rear differential with a 3.55 final gear ratio, and the new unique suspension system provides active damping to keep things under control even on the toughest off-road trails. But that’s not all. See, the TRX also features model-specific Bilstein Black Hawk e2 performance shocks and a five-link coil suspension system. All told, wheel travel is greater than 13 inches on all four corners, and the TRX is also 8-inches wider than any other 1500 on the market today. The TRX starts out at an impressive $69,999 and order books open as soon as August 18, 2020.
We have a lot more to tell you about the Rebel TRX, though, so stay tuned and be sure to check back regularly for the rest of this week! Until then, check out the amazing gallery above or embedded in this page below!
2021 Ram Rebel TRX - Everything You Need to Know
Update 8/17/2020: The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX has made it’s debut. We’re busy updating this article and our full review, but head on over to our quick facts and photo gallery to learn more about it!
The Ram Rebel is one of the sportiest trucks on the market today. It’s not just the tuners, but also the automakers building powerful and fast monsters right out of the factory. Dodge can be credited with this trend when they launched the Dodge Ram SRT-10 more than 15 years back. This truck was powered by the same V-10 found in the Dodge Viper. However, the market was not mature enough to handle it, thus sending it off the production line within three years of its inception.
Fast forward to 2016 and Dodge is Now Ram, and it revealed a concept truck called the Ram Rebel TRX. In 2018, the company said the concept was given a green signal by the corporate overlords and they will be building it. Since then, enthusiasts have been in a tizzy as to what to expect out of this beast. The only thing confirmed so far is that it will be powered by one Hell(cat) of an engine that will be driven by over 700 horses. Is there anything else? Well, here’s a list of all the things you need to know about the upcoming 2020 Ram Rebel TRX, thanks to Mopar Insiders and Allpar.
The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX Was Teased Tearing Through The Desert In Its Natural Habitat
After waiting for the better part of the last decade, we’re now finally just a couple of days away from the Ram TRX’s official debut. The truck has garnered a lot of attention, and to keep the ball rolling, the company dropped a new teaser announcing its arrival. But, before you get your hopes high, let me make it clear that the 24-second clip doesn’t even give us a glimpse of the truck.
The Lights on Ken Block’s SVC F-150 Raptor Will Turn Your Retinas Into Swiss Cheese
If you scroll down our page dedicated to the legendary Ken Block, you’ll quickly notice one thing: Outside of being an epic drifter, this is a man that loves his Fords. Most recently, he’s looking to dominate the Projekt E Series with an all-electric Ford Fiesta and he’s even gone so far as to put a Ford Raptor Engine Inside a Supra boat of all things. That Supra boat is also graciously towed by none other than a Ford F-150 Raptor, but this isn’t any raptor – it’s one that’s been tuned beyond reason by off-road tuner SVC. Now, Ken Block has done some crazy custom lighting work and, well, let’s just say that they can probably watch him Baja that F-150 Raptor at night from the International Space Station.
Watch the Old Land Rover Defender Keep Up with the New Defender and Jeep Gladiator
Land Rover brought back the 2020 Defender after a four-year hiatus and it is quite impressive. But, the new body and feel gave it more of an urban vibe than the classic off-roader pizzazz that the Defender is generally known for. So, to see how it weighs in the present scenario, the folks at TFL decided to take it off-roading along with the old Defender and the rugged Jeep Gladiator. Can it match its rivals as an off-roader, or has the new Defender become an urban commuter with a just little off-roading DNA left in it?
Watch the Ford F-150 Raptor Take On An Old-School Ford SVT Lightning
We’ve seen a crazy number of performance trucks in the past, like the GMC Syclone and the Ram SRT-10. There was one offering from Ford as well that got all the enthusiasts pumped up – the SVT Lightning. The truck was sent into oblivion after two generations that spanned a little under 10 years, combined. It came with sedate looks and a powerful engine made to sprint.
Today, the F-150 Raptor covers up for it, but is it as good as the SVT Lightning? StangMode has uploaded a video of both these trucks going against each other on his YouTube channel, and it will answer this question for you.
Car for Sale: Unique, Retro 2020 Ford F-150 by Beechmont Ford in Ohio
We’ve seen many interesting Ford dealership packages and they give a fresh twist to your truck. These are mostly available for the lower trims and comes with quite a few features that make the whole ownership experience quite a happy one. One such package has come to light this time from Beechmont Ford. This Ohio dealership has introduced a retro package for the 2020 Ford F-150. It comes in a dual-tone shade, features a Roush exhaust, and oodles of chrome.
2020 Jeep Gladiator 6x6 by So Flo Jeeps
We’ve seen plenty of Jeep Gladiator aftermarket builds, but this is one of a kind. South Florida Jeeps, aka So Flo Jeeps, has created a monster out of this simple-looking truck from Jeep. Called the SF 6x6G, the company has transformed every single nook and corner of this Gladiator. It rides much higher than the stock model, sits on bigger tires, comes equipped with a lot of additional accessories, has an extra axle, and the best part – packs a Corvette engine under the hood. Can a build get any better?
Is Ram Working On An Electric 1500 Pickup Truck?
Ram has finally broken the silence on its electrification strategy. At a time when electrification is taking over the pickup truck segment by storm, Ram had been awfully quiet on this subject. There are a lot of new automakers in this segment who are looking to take on the Big Three players with electric pickup trucks. Ford and Chevy are also working on them, but what about Ram?
We didn’t know so far, but now we do. Ram has said that it is very much in the game, but has “different view of timing and adoption rates”. Is this a smart move or will Ram pay for being a late entrant to the market?