Did Ram Just Hint At A Hellcat-Powered Truck?

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This could be a hint, or just a coincidence.

FCA recently unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 truck at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. This new model debuted many interesting features such as self-leveling air suspension, an optional 12-inch touchscreen display and a 48-volt mild hybrid battery that is available on V6 and HEMI V8 models. The V6 and V8 produce 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque and 395 hp and 410 lb-ft respectively, but Ram may have provided us with a hint that more power may be coming via a subtle easter egg on the new infotainment system.

Some eagle-eyed observers such as the folks over at Allpar, have noticed that the images in the RAM 1500 press release have the clock set to 7:07. This is the same amount of power that is produced by the 6.2-liter supercharged engine in the Challenger and Charger Hellcat as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. RAM did show off the Hellcat-powered Rebel TRX Concept a while ago, but that truck was only said to produce 585 hp. Ever since the Hellcat was first introduced, there have been rumors about what other vehicles that its engine could eventually be put in. A Hellcat-powered RAM has not been ruled out, and this easter eggs shows that it may be in the works.

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The 2019 RAM does draw styling cues from the Rebel TRX, so it is not out of the realm of possibility that it may eventually get the Hellcat engine. We looked through a few more press photos, and we noticed that many of them had the clock set to 8:29. This could just be FCA having some fun with its press release photos, but the company has given us little hints like this in the past.

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