Earlier this week, an idea sprung up in my head that I just had to express. I had been thinking about the concept cars that were so memorable when I was a kid. One vehicle in particular almost escaped my thoughts, except I managed to capture the thought and let it simmer for a bit. In the late 90’s Dodge created the T-Rex. It was a six wheel drive, insane monster of a truck. The idea was amazing, brilliant, and over the top. Dodge was part of the Daimler group back then. The chassis for the T-Rex was most likely a very early prototype for the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. (I used a photo of the 6×6 for the wheels on the Ram-Rex I created above.)
With the popularity of the Ford Raptor and Mercedes G Class vehicles, Ram has not had the popularity in the extreme factory offerings for off road vehicles. They do have the Ram Rebel, but that has not exactly captured the attention that the Ford Raptor has. Then Hennessey created the Ford VelociRaptor. While it is still somewhat a concept, having not been actually made, it can come as a 6 wheel truck. The concept created a lot of media buzz. While some question the integrity of Hennessey as an operation, one cannot overlook the fact that the VelociRaptor is impressive in concept. Below is a picture of the VelociRaptor 6 wheel option.
Another incredibly popular vehicle right now is the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. This is in production and in my opinion, leads the group of over-the-top luxury SUV’s. The only thing to really top it would be to square it. If you are not sure what that means, you can click here to read about the G 500 4×4 Squared. They say the 4×4 Squared “blends all the advantages of the model series.” How can that be if they don’t make a 6×6 Squared? Below is a picture of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6.
If you think about it, Dodge laid the name and chassis foundation for each of the competitors mentioned. Ford has the name Raptor, which could be compared to a dinosaur, which is where Dodge named the T-Rex. Years later, Mercedes comes out with a 6×6 chassis which could be theorized came from the days of the T-Rex.
Overall, I think that Ram should look back at it’s roots and get into the 6×6 market. They should resurrect the ideas from 1997 and make an absolutely outlandish 6×6 vehicle worthy of the brand and the market. I created the Ram-Rex below as inspiration.