According to the newest reports, FCA is working on two Rebel models at the moment. Bearing that in mind, a testing mule that has been spied a couple days ago seems logical, because the automaker was using the Ram 1500 Limited in order to check a new engine which is going to be under the hood of the all-new 2020 Ram Rebel TR.
Yes, in addition to the topping TRX which is going to arrive coupled with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8, the automaker prepares the TR pickup truck which is going to feature a new naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 that’s codenamed Banshee. Although bigger, the 7.0-liter V8 won’t be able to compete with the Hellcat. Instead, the 2020 Ram Rebel TR will reportedly be limited to 520 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque. Still, taking into account that the current Rebel uses a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, the 7.0-liter unit is a major upgrade without any doubt.
So how do we know that this is not the regular Ram 1500 Limited? Well, it’s quite simple, because the testing vehicle features an additional frame rail that’s here to support the chassis in order to handle the new V8. Still, that’s pretty much everything we know about the 2020 Ram Rebel TR so far.
The 2020 Rebel TRX will, on the other hand, use the aforementioned 6.2-liter V8 that’s capable of delivering 707 horsepower in total. However, since the concept version was limited to 575 ponies, we assume that the production model won’t use all available potential either.
The monstrous engine will not be available under the hood of the upcoming Rebel TRX only. Judging by the information we have, the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 will also power the Jeep’s upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, as well as the Scrambler pickup.
We are not sure whether the automaker plans to introduce the 2020 Ram Rebel TR and TRX together or not, but we expect both of them to become available in early 2020.
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