Shots fired! These wild leaked photos of the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX, first reported on and posted by the eagle-eyed staff of TheFastLaneTruck.com, reveal a rubber interior mat that trolls the TRX’s key competitor, the Ford F-150 Raptor. How does a rubber center console mat throw shade between off-road-focused, super powerful full-size pickups? Well, besides holding it up between yourself and the sun, it could depict a man, a profile view of the TRX pickup itself, and a T-Rex (get it, like TRX?) looming over a tiny raptor (the dinosaur)—all to scale, as does the TRX’s.
As anyone who’s watched the dinotastic movie Jurassic Park knows, a T-Rex easily outguns a raptor (and, we should point out, many a Jeep Wrangler, Ford Explorer, and in the later movies, assorted Mercedes-Benzes). Automotively, a Ram TRX is sure to out-muscle Ford’s F-150 Raptor, because it’ll be powered by a supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine pushing 700 horses. The Ford has a 450-hp twin-turbo V-6, making it the equivalent—at least in this on-paper comparison—to that guy in Jurassic Park who gets eaten by a T-Rex while cowering in an outhouse. It’s all very fun, and it’s only the latest amusing “Easter egg” to hit a fun Fiat Chrysler product. Other cheeky details pepper various Jeep and Dodge products, and include everything from tiny Jeep grilles on windshields to common measurement conversions in Rams to chassis dimensions on Wranglers.
Next to the major Ford diss embossed in rubber, TheFastLaneTruck also unearthed photos of the TRX’s engine bay. There are shots of the Ram’s supercharger, massive air intake, and that big-ass Hellcat V-8 with an SRT badge plate. Judging from photos of its camouflaged hood, there appears to be some really big hood scoops to be revealed when we finally get to see the beast in the flesh. You can check out more details like the TRX will come with launch control in the exclusive video below.
There also are photos of the 4×4 Ram’s heavily bolstered leather seats with TRX stitching in red, new center console, and there’s now a transmission shifter instead of a rotary dial. Plus, there’s also a new Trailer Steering dial on the bottom of the dash similar to Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist system to help control the trailer.
We’ve been tracking the Ram Rebel TRX since we first saw the concept debut with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 at the 2016 State Fair of Texas. We’ll know a heck of a lot more this summer when the Ram Rebel TRX is expected to makes its big, stomping debut. Stay tuned.