Ram unveils 575bhp Rebel TRX concept

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Ram has introduced the Ram Rebel TRX concept. A 100-mph off-road machine with 575hp, the TRX is the most powerful half-ton truck the company has ever built.

“Ram Truck heads to the 2016 State Fair of Texas with a host of product news plus a new concept that pickup fans will truly appreciate – the Ram Rebel TRX concept was built specifically for this event and solidifies Ram Truck’s position as the off-road pickup leader,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “With 575 supercharged horsepower and a suspension system built to withstand an all-day hammering, the Rebel TRX concept can devour the roughest terrain at more than 100 miles per hour and never look back.”

A 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI engine producing 575hp makes the TRX concept the most powerful Ram 1500 the company has ever built. This is mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission. The Ram Rebel TRX concept uses Ram’s 4×4 Performance Control System with a BorgWarner 44-45 transfer case.

The Ram Rebel TRX concept uses a standard Ram 1500 front axle with an open differential and custom CV half-shafts to handle the wider track dimension. The spindles are moved forward to make room within the fender wells for the aggressive 37″ tires.

At the rear, a Dynatrac Pro 60 axle spools power through an electric, selectable locker to 35-spline, 1.5″ axle shafts. The locker is available in all modes and commits both rear wheels to traction at the same speed, spreads the torque load and maximizes the tractive effort (power put to the ground) in full-throttle maneuvers.

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