- A pair of tough trucks showcases Mopar’s latest creations.
- The TRX Gold Shot is built for Motocross racers.
- Backcountry X takes RamBox to the next level.
RAM is showing two Mopar-related concepts at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas: the TRX-based 1500 Goldshot and the touring-focused 1500 Backcountry X.
Both concepts take the 1500 model as a base, but go in separate directions. The TRX is already very capable off-road, so a set of wheels and some protection is all that’s needed.
Backcountry X combines modern, everyday practicality with enhanced touring capability and interior modifications.
The Goldshot, meanwhile, is aimed at motocross racers, with an integrated sports bar and moto rack on the back.
“Our Ram 1500 Backcountry X and TRX Goldshot concepts showcase a truckload of innovative Mopar accessories for our award-winning full-size trucks,” said Mark Bosnak, president of Mopar North America.
The RAM 1500 concepts are joined by a host of other Mopar products, including the electric Jeep C Surge concept, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 and more.
RAM 1500 TRX Gold Shot
Already one of the most serious trucks of all time AU$200K RAM 1500 TRX Made even wilder with the Gold Shot concept.
The 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 petrol engine still produces 523kW, making it the fastest YouTube in the world, now with larger five-inch exhaust tips.
Mopar’s Goldshot concept is designed for motocross racers. The tray features a custom metal sports bar and spray in bedliner for safety and security.
Goldshot upgrades the wheels to 18-inch by 9.5-inch wide Black Rhino Chamber wheels in 37-inch BF Goodrich rubber. A custom front bash plate with a laser-etched Mopar logo and larger rubber improves the approach angle to 32.5 degrees (from 30.2). Rock sliders further protect the TRX Gold Shot off-road.
Inside, instead of carpet, the Goldshot gets easy clean rubber flooring from the 1500 traders. Seats, though, are premium. Appointed in ‘Capri’ leather with Alcantara bolsters and contrasting Alaska gold stitching, they feature power adjustment.
Finishing off the package is a set of 14-inch LED spotlights mounted in a tray capable of delivering 4300 lumens of light.
RAM 1500 Backcountry X
If the TRX Goldshot is anything to go by, the Backcountry X is all about showing off the next iteration of integrated storage RAM with the ‘RamPack’ kit in the picture.
Add to that the Backcountry X’s matte iced silver titanium paint and contrast anodized orange, RAM had to create something that’s sure to be a hit with the mountain bike crowd.
The innovative RamBox has proved a hit with buyers, but the vertical storage – which almost appears as an umbrella in profile – levels the game with 350 liters more storage than before. The Rampack doors are carbon fiber on this concept to keep weight down.
Whether or not we’ll see the Rampack in production in this form remains to be seen, but it’s a clever way to improve storage without compromising the utility of the truck bed.
In addition to storage, the Backcountry X also gets a two-inch Mopar suspension lift backed up by Fox dampers and 20-by-9-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 37-inch BF Goodrich tires.
Other exterior changes include a pair of five-inch LED spotlights, black tubular side steps and an integrated Mopar rear bed step.
The wildness doesn’t stop with green leather upholstery on the power-adjustable bucket seats that get Backcountry X and Mopar embroidery. The contrast orange theme continues inside with stitching, piping and anodized air vent controls.
More clever touches inside include a deployable workbench with built-in measuring tools and a vacuum cleaner hidden under the rear seat for easy cleaning of the truck or job site.