The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, a long-fabled off-road performance variant of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ half-ton hero truck, finally has an official unveiling date of August 17, 2020.
Rumors of a Hellcat-powered pickup made by Ram have been circulating for years, though the automaker has yet to officially confirm any technical details about the production-spec TRX at all. We do have a pretty strong notion that it’s going to follow the time-honored tradition of belching out a lot of horsepower because why not.
Based on marketing materials we’ve seen so far, I think it’s safe to reckon the TRX will be more about high-speed sand running than tactical crawling. If that’s indeed the case, it will be the Ford Raptor’s first real rival since the Ram Runner never really panned out as a production model.
FCA’s official release just reads:
One of this year’s most hotly anticipated automotive unveilings, the debut of the TRX, Ram’s new performance-focused off-road pickup, will be streamed online and available for public viewing.
I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to dig into deets. I can’t say I’m holding my breath with excitement over the prospect of another ultra-powerful production pickup truck entering the market but it’s always fun to have an excuse to throw some sand around.