- instagram user catchmeoffroad found an easter egg on the new 2021 ram 1500 trx: a t. rex with a raptor in its mouth under the hood.
- the trx is powered by the hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter v-8, and it produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
- the f-150 raptor currently has a 450-hp twin-turbo v-6, but the 2021 model—which we hope will have a v-8—should make its debut soon.
even though the new 702-hp hellcat-powered ram 1500 trx's name isn't technically supposed to refer to the dinosaur tyrannosaurus rex, ram has sort of embraced it to stir the pot against the ford f-150 raptor. well, actually ram has fully embraced it, because there's an engraving of a t. rex with a raptor in its mouth under the trx's hood. subtle.
instagram user catchmeoffroad posted a video of the easter egg—a t. rex having a nice lunch—which was found under the airbox cover. the trx has a 29-liter airbox mounted on top of the supercharged 6.2-liter v-8 that that filters out debris and water before feeding cool, clean air to the 2.4-liter supercharger. the hellcat v-8 produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque in the 1500 trx, and it'll help propel the big pickup to 60 mph in a claimed 4.5 seconds.
we've been eagerly awaiting the ram 1500 trx vs. ford f-150 raptor matchup, and we are all for a little friendly competition between the two. and we're fully supportive of ram having a little fun with it, too. while the trx might be powered by a burly v-8, the raptor, currently in its second generation, is powered by a 450-hp twin-turbocharged v-6. no pressure, ford, but now you'll have to stick a v-8 in the new trucks.
ford should tell us more about the 2021 f-150 raptor soon, and it will go on sale next year. the 2021 ram 1500 trx starts at $71,690 and will go on sale by the end of this year.