New options are coming for drivers who like off-road trucks. And the State Fair of Texas was the place to catch a first glimpse.

Ford has announced the Raptor will have a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine.  The new engine will produce 450 horsepower - an increase of 39-HP.  Ford says they changed from a cast-iron V8 to an aluminum block high-output GTDI V6.


Ram has revealed the new Rebel TRX concept. The company says the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 will deliver 575 horsepower, which is the most powerful half-ton truck they have ever built.  Wheel travel at all four corners will grow to more than 13 inches giving drivers an increase of more than 40 percent. 

So there are some new choices for truck drivers who are not satisfied on the pavement.