Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has embraced Easter eggs as a number can be found on Jeep vehicles.
That tradition appears to be spreading as the upcoming Ram 1500 Rebel TRX will include an Easter egg that pokes fun at Ford.
In a video uploaded by TFL Truck, we’re treated to an undisguised glimpse of the truck’s interior. We’ll have more on that in a minute, but there’s a pretty hilarious image hiding in the center console.
It shows a person standing next to the truck as well as a Tyrannosaurus Rex apparently ready to eat a Raptor. This is obviously a swipe at the Ford F-150 Raptor and it’s ‘puny’ twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that develops 450 hp (336 kW / 456 PS) and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque.
Besides the Easter egg, the interior images reveal the range-topping truck will have two-tone leather seats with TRX embroidery. The model will also have a unique center console with a traditional shifter that replaces the rotary unit used in more mainstream variants. The video also reveals a new trailer steering system which will presumably make backing up a trailer easier and more intuitive.
Lastly, the clip provides a glimpse at the truck’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. While the original concept only had 575 hp (429 kW / 583 PS), the production model is expected to boast 707 hp (527 kW /717 PS) just like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. In the SUV, it enables the model to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
Of course, the TRX will be more off-road focused than the Trackhawk as it will feature meaty tires and a hardcore suspension. In effect, the model will borrow the F-150 Raptor formula and try to improve on it.