The battle for powerful pickups has just escalated to a new level. Earlier today Ford confirmed the 2017 Raptor will be rated at 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The EcoBoost V6 is a great engine. But if you need more HEMI in your life, Ram has a new Rebel with a belt driven intake manifold: the Ram Rebel TRX Concept. If you thought this was another update from the Paris Auto Show, this Rebel is heading south. The latest in trucks will be on display this weekend at the State Fair of Texas.
Taking a page from the Hellcat playbook, the Rebel TRX Concept is dialed down to 575 hp to protect the axles and transfer case. In order to fit 37″ tires, TRX has over 13″ of suspension travel at all corners. The front axle is a stock Ram open differential, and the rear is a Dynatrac Pro 60. With 35 spline shafts and an electronic locker, you will be crossing the open desert at triple digit speeds. Baer Brakes supplied six-piston calipers with 15″ rotors up front and 14″ on the rear. New front control arms are reinforced for rough landings, with changes to caster and camber angles to prolong your flight. The Rebel TRX is everything Ram fans have been asking for, so we hope it is heading to production. Tell us how it compares to the Ram SRT-10 in the comments below.