The Chevy Silverado Will Finally Have a Cool Tailgate
First, it was the war of who’s got the biggest grille. Now the focus has shifted to tailgates. The main unique selling points of pickup trucks are cargo beds. While there isn’t much you can do in that aspect apart from offering different types of Tonneau covers, or illumination, or different material for the base. Ram and GMC changed the game when they launch tailgates that can be used more efficiently. These tailgates became the talk of the town, but surprisingly, the other players in the market, Ford and Chevrolet, didn’t make a move. Although we’re yet to see the former do something about it, Chevrolet has made its move.
The automaker has announced a “MultiFlex” tailgate that will be available for the 2021 Silverado. There isn’t a lot known yet, but Chevy will drop more details about it on September 21.
The Electric Ford F-150 Has Been Teased Looking Ugly As Sin
Ford recently revealed a teaser image of the electric F-150 while announcing the company’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. From the looks of it, Ford seems to have followed Rivian and Tesla’s footsteps to come up with a bold truck that doesn’t look to share a lot of similarity with the internal combustion-engined crop of trucks. It’s too soon to comment, but it looks, well, weird.
This Radio-Controlled Ford F450 Dually Is The Workhorse of the RC World
Electrification has struck the pickup truck segment, but heavy-duty trucks are yet to be powered by batteries. However, CEN Racing has ‘developed’ an electric F-450 and we are loving it. It comes with all the heavy-duty goodies you’d expect, like a four-wheel-drive system, dually-rear-wheel setup, all-terrain tires, etc. But, the catch is that it is one-tenth the size of the actual truck. Say what?
This Chinese Rip-off of the Ford F-150 Raptor Screams Communist Privilege
It is one thing to be inspired by a product, and another to copy a product. Unfortunately, some Chinese automakers fall under the second category. We’ve seen ripped-off versions of Minis, Teslas, BMWs, and the latest one to join that ‘flattered’ list is the Ford F-150 Raptor. What we see here is not a Ford F-150 Raptor modified by some tuner who has slapped its badge on it. This truck is a production-version vehicle from Foton. Foton’s latest pickup truck called the Da Jiang Jun is nothing but an F-150 Raptor face with some lackluster mills under the hood.
Mopar Launches Retractable Center-Mounted Bed Step for Ram 1500 Trucks
Pickup trucks have been around for ages now. Even after being thoroughly abused, these workhorses refused to die. With changing times, pickup trucks became more than just people and luggage haulers and started being infused with creature comforts and even some performance upgrades. One thing, however, that remained the same was the pickup bed and its utility. But, not too long ago, Ram revolutionized this by introducing a MultiFunction Tailgate that was a simple transformation but made a whole lot of difference. GM followed, and now Ford is working on something similar as well.
While it was practical and made a lot of sense, climbing into the bed with the swing doors open was still a task. Now Ram and Mopar have introduced a retractable, bed-mounted step that solves this issue.
New Info On the Chevy Silverado ZR2 Proves It Won’t Compete With the Ram 1500 TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor
Full-size performance off-road trucks are picking up heat lately and it has piqued the interest of truck manufacturers and aftermarket companies alike. There was just one significant production-truck – the Ford F-150 Raptor – in this niche until recently, but Ram joined the fray with the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. We knew that Ram was working on the Raptor-killer even since it unveiled the TRX concept back in 2016, but there was also news about Chevy working on a product to take on these two.
However, Muscle Cars and Trucks has now reported that what we thought would be Chevy’s offering to the segment is just an off-road truck that won’t go up against the Raptor and the TRX.
Be Prepared to Overpay For the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor With a V-8
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX (unofficially AKA the Rebel) was a proverbial shot toward Ford, and it hit the Raptor right in the face. Where Ford thought it would continue to dominate the off-road truck market with the F-150 Raptor, Ram took years to develop something that was able to impressively compete, and it even comes with a Hellcat V-8 engine under the hood with nearly double the power of the F-150 Raptor’s puny little V-6. Within days of the TRX’s debut, Ford had a Shelby-powered F-150 Raptor on the road, which is intended to be a shot back at Ram, but a new report paints a slightly different picture.
Have You Ever Wondered What A Land Rover Defender Would Look Like As A Pickup Truck?
The Land Rover Defender is a capable off-roader with a lot of off-road tech and equipment fused with a conventional, boxy design. Even though it has all the characteristics to shine as a pickup truck, don’t expect it to happen any time soon.
However, that doesn’t mean that enthusiasts can’t imagine what it looks like. A rendering artist, Andrew Alewine, uploaded an image of the Defender imagined as a full-size pickup truck. Do you think it looks the part to take on the likes of the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado?
Let’s All Hope that the Ford F-150 Electric Pickup Doesn’t Look Like This
The three biggest launches of this year – Ford F-150, Ford Bronco, Ram TRX – are already out, so it looks like rendering artists don’t have a lot of unseen products to work on. There is one, however, that we haven’t seen to date except for the camouflaged examples – the electric F-150. But, since it is expected to be based on the 2021 F-150, there aren’t a whole lot of wild renderings of the electric truck. However, one artist decided to let his creative juices flow and came up with a design that seems to be heavily inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck. Gosh, we hope Ford doesn’t get any idea from it.
The Ram 1500 TRX Was Worth the Wait, and Now We Know Why
The Ram Rebel TRX was probably the most important – or at the very least most memorable – concept of the last decade. A Ram 1500 with a 500-horsepower Hellcat engine and all the off-road goods to put Jeep to shame – it was a recipe that blended desire with hope. That hope, by the way, was reinforced by the fact that the Rebel TRX Concept looked like it was ready to hit the production line. And, it really was ready, but Ram decided to hold back, and we didn’t get the production model – which we now know as the Ram 1500 TRX – for five years. Now we know why Ram waited to introduce the production model, and we’re damn glad it did.
This Shelby-Powered F-150 Raptor Might Fire Back At the Ram 1500 TRX
If you think that Ford won’t react to Ram’s mind-bending 702-horsepower 1500 TRX, well, you’re wrong. In fact, it’s highly likely that Ford has been brewing this move for quite some time now and a fresh report quoting a “well-sourced informant” says the supercharged V-8 inside the Shelby GT500 is go for the F-150 Raptor.
Ram Has No Intentions of Building a Street-Tuned TRX
It’s crystal clear that Ram had off-road in mind when it built the Ram 1500 TRX. In fact, it’s a bold and director competitor to the Ford F-150 with considerably more power. At this point, one could even argue that FCA is just amused by putting ridiculous amounts of power into the hands of drivers. In recent news we learned that the TRX will be the most expensive half-ton pickup ever, and that the TRX will be sold in Europe. There’s even potential for a less-powerful “entry” model of sorts to arrive sometime after launch. There’s now officially one thing there won’t be, however - A Hellcat-powered street truck akin to that of the old-school Dodge Ram SRT10.
The Ram 1500 TRX Might Be Associated With the T-Rex Dinosaur, But That Wasn’t the Intention
As the only real alternative to the Ford F-150 Raptor, perceiving the Ram 1500 TRX’s relationship to the T-Rex dinosaur makes sense on several levels. First off, the T-Rex was an adversary of the Raptor, and two, it really kind of sticks it to the Ford Raptor. When the live unveiling for the TRX happened, it was even kicked off with a cutscene from Jurassic Park that included – you guessed it – the T-Rex. As it turns out, however, that’s not where Ram was originally going with the name and, while it makes sense now, it boils down to happenstance.
Is the Ram 1500 TRX’s Cabin Too Luxurious For Off-Roading?
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has taken the world by storm. It comes with a Hellcat engine that makes over 700 horses and sprints to 60 mph in under five seconds. Stuff like the independent front suspension, advanced four-wheel-drive system, and performance shocks further make its resume stronger. It doesn’t end there.
Ram even decided to make the cabin look as premium as possible, with the use of materials like leather, suede, and even carbon fiber. But, for a truck that comes with such impressive performance specs and off-road equipment, offering a luxurious cabin seems counter-intuitive, don’t you think?
The Ram 1500 TRX Could Be Offered In More Affordable Form With Less Power
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has taken the world by storm. The specs are mighty impressive, and so is the feature list. Although it is meant to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor, the price suggests otherwise.
A fully-loaded Ford F-150 Raptor costs almost as much the base TRX. That doesn’t mean the product is expensive, but it sure means that the TRX is offering a lot more features than the Raptor. So, how can Ram make the TRX more affordable? Simple. Downsize its engine. The automaker hasn’t confirmed this yet, but it isn’t averse to the idea of a smaller engine either.
The 2021 Ram TRX Could Be The Most Expensive Half-Ton Pickup Ever
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX made its grand appearance on August 17, 2020 and it turned out to be quite impressive. At the reveal presentation, the truck was touted as “The Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the World”. Ram also claims it to be the most luxurious truck, but do all these things come at a cheap sticker price? Of course not. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX may start at just $69,995, but equip it with all the accessories and options available now (not counting from the MOPAR catalog), and it soon breaches the six-digit mark. Courtesy of this, this performance off-roader is the most expensive half-ton pickup ever.
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!
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.