**T. rex roar intensifies**

Ram’s Ford Raptor-Killing Hellcat Pickup Will Officially Arrive This Summer


June 26, 2020 Cars By
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Sure, the new Ford Bronco is awfully exciting, and the next Mercedes-Benz S-Class stands to be a technological wonder, but few new vehicles set to debut in 2020 have the ids of the automotive world quite as slathering as the Ram TRX. Hellcat-powered and packing serious off-road hardware, this badass pickup truck will be out for the Ford F-150 Raptor‘s blood in a way a T. rex hasn’t been after raptors since the end of Jurassic Park.

The concept truck of 2016 and a recent design illustration have both given us a good idea what the truck should look like; the ubiquity of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 and its 700-plus-horsepower outputs mean we have a good idea of how quick it’ll be. Now, we have an idea of when we’ll finally be able to see the Ram TRX in the flesh: later this summer.

Ram seems to be taking a page from the slow-drip reveal playbook of the Dodge Demon with its TRX revelations; this teaser video shows precisely zero percent of the truck’s sheetmetal, hiding it all behind dramatic plumes of tire-blown sand. It does, however, give us a chance to hear the truck’s engine for about two seconds…which is probably as much warning as most other truck drivers will have before it blows on by once it’s on the road.

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Will Sabel Courtney

Will Sabel Courtney is Gear Patrol’s Motoring Editor, formerly of The Drive and RIDES Magazine. You can often find him test-driving new cars in New York City, cursing the slow-moving traffic surrounding him.

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