Is Ram Subtly Teasing a Hellcat-Powered 1500 Pickup?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX Concept could become a production vehicle.

Unveiled at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, the Ram Rebel TRX Concept’s styling cues has found its way to the new 2019 Ram 1500, which recently bowed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. And now Ram might have just dropped a hint that a Hellcat-powered, Rebel-based truck wearing the new 1500 body could be in the works.

As Allpar points out, one of the photos of the Rebel’s interior shows 7:07 on the infotainment screen, which alludes to the 707 horsepower the Hellcat powerplant provides. The Rebel is the only model with a photo sporting 7:07 as the time.

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Before you think this is pure coincidence, this wouldn’t be the first time Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has put in clues in its press release photos. In 2014, shortly before the Challenger SRT Hellcat was introduced, the American automaker released teaser images that had the Sirius XM channel “70s on 7” on the display. We now know of course, that was intentional.

Considering FCA had no issues shoving the Hellcat engine into a Jeep Grand Cherokee, it would hardly be a surprise if a Hellcat-powered pickup was in the works for Ram. And if that’s the case, the Ford F-150 Raptor better watch out.

[Source: Allpar]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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