As you may have already heard, the Ram TRX is not long for this world. Indeed, in an effort to reduce emissions, Ram Trucks parent, Stellantis, is discontinuing the HEMI line of Small Block V8 engines. The Ram TRX will be one of the obvious models to be dropped as a result of that decision, as Stellantis officially announced back in August of last year. Then, in November, the automaker announced that it would introduce a new Ram RHO, without providing many details. It’s this upcoming Ram RHO that MOTROLIX spies have captured today as it was undergoing testing.
As far as we know, this is the very first time that we have seen a Ram RHO prototype. Despite the camouflage in the front and rear, we can clearly see the TRX’s tell-tale wide body treatment on full display. Incidentally, the camo at the front gives the prototype an even more sinister appearance.
The front end camo obfuscates the grille and headlights, but we can still see the updated headlight treatment found on the 2025 Ram refresh. We also see three amber lights lining the hood-mounted intake, which is part of a high-clearance hood. A high-approach front fascia can also be seen from behind the camouflage.
From the side, this Ram RHO prototype shows off its high ground clearance and aggressive off-road tires, though we can’t exactly make out whether the rubber is all terrain or mud terrain spec.
The rear end has a very prominent dual exhaust treatment, and the flared fenders can be seen on either side of the bedside.
In November 2023, an official Stellantis press release read that in Q3 2024, “a new Ram 1500 RHO will join the lineup with the 540-horsepower Hurricane H/O, reinforcing America’s leading off-road and performance truck lineup.” That will make it more powerful than the most powerful 2025 Ram 1500, which makes 510 horses, but not as powerful as the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R, which will produce a whopping 720 horsepower from its supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 engine.
Regardless, we’re happy to see the Ram RHO come to life and carry on the legacy of the Ram TRX, as short-lived as it may have been.