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2021 Ram TRX Trolls Ford F-150 Raptor With Humorous Easter Egg: Video

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It’s no secret that the 2021 Ram TRX was created specifically to take the off-road focused full-size pickup crown from the Ford F-150 Raptor. After all, the automaker essentially admitted as much when it revealed the long-awaited pickup last month. As it turns out, these jabs are going past the point of talk as well, as a very humorous Easter egg has been spied under the hood of the new Ram TRX that clearly pokes fun at the Raptor.

Lift up the airbox cover, as one person does in this video, and there’s an engraving of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (get it – TRX?) with a Raptor in its mouth – at least one of the dinosaur variety. There’s certainly nothing subtle about this imagery, and it’s quite clear that Fiat Chrysler is confident it has a Raptor killer on its hands with the new 2021 Ram TRX.

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For now, at least, it sure seems that way. The 2021 TRX will be powered by FCA’s supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 producing 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. That’s considerably more than the 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque the current Raptor’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 provides. FCA says the TRX will do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and the quarter-mile in 12.9, which is quicker than the Raptor’s 5.5 second 0-60 romp and 13.8 second quarter.

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However, Ram may soon find itself regretting this early declaration of victory. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last month, the next-gen F-150 Raptor will be getting Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 as an option, which will produce between 725 and 750 horsepower in the pickup.

That should be enough for the F-150 Raptor to reclaim its performance crown from the TRX in record time, depending on when it launches. It’s currently unclear whether the all-new, third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor will come to market for the 2021 or 2022 model years. It’s possible that the vehicle will actually launch toward the end of the 2021 model year, but with very limited availability.

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Perhaps when it does arrive packing some serious supercharged heat, we’ll see some sort of Easter egg depicting a Raptor or Predator feasting on an overzealous T-Rex? Or, even better, maybe a recreation of the TRX prototype that broke down and had to be trailered back to FCA headquarters?

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. F Dodge. Their crap breaks all the time. I know first-hand, I’ll never own one again. Also, my BIL’s brand-new 2019 Ram died from an electrical failure in a tight construction zone on a highway, with only 3,000 miles on it. An owner of a 2018 Wrangler told me, as I was perusing the lot, that his Wrangler was still in the shop after 2 weeks, trying to diagnose an electrical short.
    They can jam all the HP in it they want; if I can’t trust it, I don’t want it.

  2. ha, ha the challenger HELLCAT, we will call the TRX the COPYCAT, , ok it may be quicker in the quarter mile than the raptor but who buy’s these trucks to race on the dragstrip?, and besides wait for the new raptor with the supercharged coyote

  3. Dodge pickup division has been trying to beat the f series for years. The 5.0 coyote out runs the 5.7 HEMI. My 2004 f150 has made me proud but I believe 2021 might be my year for a new f150…😆

  4. Cartoon characters on/in a truck that costs that much? What moron would buy it. I hate to make predictions, but ram will never sell trx, as much as ford sells raptors. It all comes down to fuel economy, and ease of daily driving. Ford is way smarter than ram. That’s why they are the sales leader.

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