Teased: Raptor-Fighting Ram 1500 TRX Gets A Desert Workout

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If this doesn't get your blood pumping, we don't know what will.

If you weren't already excited about FCA's new Ram 1500 TRX, its Hellcat-powered competitor to Ford's desert-running F-150 Raptor, prepare to get amped up.

Ram has just released a pair of teaser videos on YouTube to get everyone's pulses elevated before the truck's big reveal on August 17. The teasers - "Sandstorm" and "Places" - show little beyond a couple of harsh, inhospitable swaths of desert; there are no glimpses, not even brief ones, of the Ram 1500 TRX itself, although we do get to hear a roaring engine and see plenty of sand getting kicked up by... something.

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The Ram 1500 TRX will be officially unveiled at noon on Monday, August 17, with live streams on the official Ram Trucks YouTube and Facebook channels. The high-powered supertruck was originally set to debut earlier this summer at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but FCA had to postpone the reveal after that event was canceled.

The production Ram 1500 TRX should follow in much the same vein as the concept shown all the way back in 2016 - and the same vein as the F-150 Raptor, for that matter. Expect a significantly raised ride height with lots of travel, bead lock-capable mud-terrain tires as big as 37 inches in diameter, and upwards of 700 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8.

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Ram/YouTube
Ram/YouTube

Little else is known for certain, but the Ram 1500 TRX is tipped to have a sophisticated selectable drive mode system to tailor the steering, throttle, transmission, stability/traction control, and adjustable suspension to myriad driving scenarios, like rock-crawling and high-speed desert running. Word on the street is that there's an even more hardcore TRX being tested with FCA's 808-horsepower engine out of the Challenger SRT Demon, although there's no guarantee that such a thing would ever actually make it to market.

We'll know more come August 17.

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