The Ram TRX is expected to receive a thorough rework for the 2025 model year, with new styling and a new engine. For the moment, all signs point to the upcoming 2025 Ram TRX ditching the supercharged 6.2L V8 cradled by the current model in favor of a twin-turbo six-cylinder. Now, new video has surfaced that seems to reinforce this expectation.
The new video is brief, clocking in at under a minute. The video shows a Ram TRX prototype testing on public streets, covered in swirling black-and-white camouflage. The video is captured from an adjacent vehicle, which follows the pickup as it drives down the road. Towards the latter half of the video, we see the prototype make a lefthand turn, at which point the Ram driver buries the throttle. We hear what clearly sounds like a turbocharged inline six engine as the pickup accelerates, the exhaust popping and banging between the shifts.
As for the powerplant that’s making all those noises, it’s likely the 2025 Ram TRX will be equipped with the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 Hurricane HO engine introduced in March of 2022. HO, as you may have guessed, stands for High Output, with this particular configuration rated at more than 500 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, but given the current Ram TRX produces 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque thanks to its supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8, the twin-turbo ‘six in the 2025 Ram TRX will likely produce well over the 500-pony mark.
For reference, the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 Hurricane SO (Standard Output) engine is rated at 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque. The Hurricane engine family is currently available in the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and is expected to added elsewhere in the Stellantis product portfolio as a replacement for the automaker’s V8 engines.
It also bears mentioning that the Ford F-150 Raptor is also equipped with a twin-turbo six-cylinder, specifically a 3.5L unit producing 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, although the Ram TRX is actually a direct rival for the F-150 Raptor R, which is equipped with a supercharged 5.2L V8 producing 700 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.