Second 2021 Ram TRX Easter Egg Shows T-Rex Towering Over Raptor
Earlier this week, a walkthrough video gave us a detailed look at the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Buried in this video (4:54 mark) was a brief look at another Easter egg hidden by the designers at Ram, though this one is inside, unlike the other one found under the hood. The new Easter Egg sits in the center console and shows a size comparison between an average human adult, the Ram TRX, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a Raptor with the T-Rex towering above all three.
It’s another dig at its Crosstown rival – the Ford F-150 Raptor. The first Easter Egg taking the Raptor to task was found hidden under the engine hood and featured the bust of a T-Rex, its jaws holding a wounded raptor between its razor-sharp teeth, blood streaming down the body. chin of the predator at the top. The discovery of a second T-Rex-themed Easter egg is surprising given automaker’s insistence TRX is no play on the T. Rex name. Ram chose the name because the automaker already had the rights to it.
We won’t know how the TRX compares to the Raptor until we drive the new truck, but one area the TRX excels in is the powertrain. Ram has given its all-terrain pickup some engine power – the brand’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that’s pretty happy under the hood of various Dodge Hellcat models. It produces 702 horsepower (523 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (881 newton-meters) of torque. Ram has also given the TRX a ton of suspension upgrades to make it capable in various terrains.
For comparison, the Ford uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 450 hp (335 kW) and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque. The Raptor is out of power, but it’s also $ 16,000 cheaper right now. The next-gen Raptor will have two engines, and one could be a supercharged V8 that would help the Raptor better compete with the new TRX. However, until that happens, we’ll be eager to discover more Easter Eggs Ram has hidden in his truck.