Design the ultimate "extreme" half-ton truck, but keep it functional. That was the goal for the team behind the Ram Trucks Rebel TRX concept, unveiled today at the State Fair of Texas. It was a tall challenge, but one the Ram Design team had been dreaming about since the launch of the Ram 1500 Rebel in 2015. From its chiseled, aggressive "face" and its six-inch wider stance, to exhaust vents on the hood to handle the heat from the 575-hp supercharged HEMI® engine underneath and the deep, throaty roar from the dual exhaust tips – the Rebel TRX concept has a high tolerance for punishment and a thirst for speed, easily capable of hitting more than 100 mph over rough terrain. Watch the video for more insider info on developing this concept from design to reality. And, hear it roar!
75 years ago this week a boxy, lightweight, flat-fendered workhorse rolled off a Toledo, Ohio, Assembly Plant production line and onto the World War II battlefields of Europe. The very first Jeep® vehicle was a true original. It was instantly embraced by military servicemen and women as an indispensable tool in helping win the war. Since then the Jeep brand has gone on to win the hearts of legions of go-anywhere, do-anything enthusiasts across the globe. On July 15, in tribute to this legendary heritage, history repeated itself in the form of a modern take on the famous Willys MB rolling off a Toledo, Ohio, assembly line, much like the original did more than seven decades ago. It was a very special moment for all involved, and we captured it on video for you to enjoy, too!