Assuming this is the real deal, we now know all the TRX's dirty secrets.
The Ram Rebel TRX has been a long time coming. First shown as a concept way back in 2016, FCA has been teasing us with the possibility of this hardcore Hellcat-powered off-road truck ever since, and more than three long years later, we could be on the cusp of an official unveiling of the production-spec Ford Raptor-fighter.
Most recently, TFLTruck acquired an image purporting to show the TRX's VIN plate, and if it's genuine, it confirms a few key powertrain details. Namely, the VIN plate lists the engine as a "Supercharged 6.2L Hemi," with a 2,380-cc twin-screw blower compressing the intake charge.
Both those displacement figures - 6.2 liters for the motor, and approximately 2.4 liters for the supercharger - are the same as on the Dodge SRT Hellcat motor used in the Hellcat Charger and Challenger, as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
So, we can safely infer that the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will indeed use the Hellcat motor, although the spaces on the VIN plate where horsepower and supercharger boost pressure would be listed are left blank here, so we still don't know how much grunt the engine will provide in the off-road truck. The 2016 TRX concept peaked at just 575 horsepower, despite also packing a supercharged 6.2L Hemi under the hood, but word is that the real deal will have over 700 horsepower, as seen from other Hellcat-powered Mopar machines.
Previous reports have suggested that the Ram Rebel TRX will be available not only with FCA's SRT Hellcat motor, but with the higher-boost SRT Demon motor, as well. That mill uses a larger 2.7-liter supercharger, and in the Demon, it peaked at a lofty 808 horsepower on pump gas.
Indeed, TFLTruck says that according to its insider information, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will offer several different power levels, although it's unknown how many will be available, and what their respective ratings will be.
In any event, this VIN plate suggests that the Rebel TRX is well on its way to production, and could indeed bow before the end of the year.