US truck maker RAM has teased tuff truck fans the world over with the launch of the Rebel TRX concept, an engineering, design and consumer-interest study for an extreme performance half-tonne pickup
The TRX is powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre hemi V-8 which delivers 238kWs (575hp) and equipped with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, a BorgWarner 44-45 transfer case and 4x4 Performance Control System offering a choice of grip modes, Normal, Wet/Snow, Off-road and Baja.
The 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 wheel wells for the aggressive 37-inch tyres.
At the back a Dynatrac Pro 60 axle spools power through an electric, selectable locker diff to 35-spline, 38mm (1.5-inch) axles.
The front suspension incorporates custom-built upper and lower A-arms with wheel travel up 101mm (four inches) front and rear to more than 330mm (13 inches).
Bypass-style shock absorbers and uprated (coil) springs are used front and rear while Canadian specialist Baer has provided six-piston monobloc brake callipers mounted to 381mm (15-inch) brake rotors up front and six-piston callipers and 355mm (14-inch) brake rotors out back.
Tyres with 37 inches of height, 13.5 inches of width, aggressive treads and 10-ply design are assigned the task for Rebel TRX. The Rebel TRX concept also features custom beadlock wheels from Mopar mounted with 10-ply 37 inch race truck tyres.
Completing the racer-inspired look the Rebel TRX carries two complete spare tyre and wheel packages with tools and a jack located in custom, lockable storage between the wheels in the bed.