- we found another trx vs. raptor easter egg: a 1:60 scale of a human, a ram 1500 trx, and tyrannosaurus rex and velociraptor dinosaurs.
- 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 2020 f-150 raptor is powered by a 450-hp twin-turbo v-6, but the 2021 model—which we hope will have a v-8—should make its debut soon.
ram is clearly trying to needle ford with the 702-hp hellcat-powered 1500 trx: it put an engraving of a tyrannosaurus rex with a raptor in its mouth under the trx's airbox cover. we also spotted another ruthless easter egg in the trx's center-console storage, which is a size comparison of the two dinos. honestly, at this point, ford has to put a supercharged v-8 in the next-gen raptor.
the ram 1500 trx's center console is deep, so it's hard to catch, but on the floor of the storage compartment ram etched a 1:60-scale graphic of a human, a 2021 1500 trx, and t. rex and velociraptor dinosaurs. under "velociraptor" it says "correct scale." the t. rex makes the velociraptor look tiny.
we've been waiting years for ram to challenge the high-flying off-road ford f-150 raptor, but it has been a one-sided affair so far. the trx is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter v-8 that produces a whopping 702-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, while the raptor, which was available with a v-8 in its first generation, uses a twin-turbocharged v-6 that makes 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
for now, we'll just sit here and wait for ford to strike back. we'll know more about the 2021 f-150 raptor soon, and it should go on sale next year. the 2021 ram 1500 trx will arrive first—by the end of this year—starting at $71,690.