The folks at Mopar trotted out a few concept vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas this week, among them a gussied up Ram 1500 Rebel.
The Ram Rebel X is powered by a specially tuned 5.7 liter HEMI engine, with cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust and exhaust tips. The system is fed by an active Ram Air duct and gets an air ride suspension undernearth.
You can already get a Rebel 1500 with a big HEMI, and Mopar president Pietro Gorlier says much of the rest of the “X” concept can be ordered from the pages of a Mopar catalog.
The pickup gets a coat of dark copper exterior paint and a sport performance hood, accented with a matte black graphics trimmed with a Mopar Blue tracer. Mopar wheel flares shelter 35-inch Toyo tires, which are wrapped around 17-inch cast-aluminum beadlock wheels. Painted functional beadlock rings with fasteners are also featured on the wheels, along with Mopar center caps.
Rebel’s distinctive grille with RAM logo is painted satin black and matched with a concept two-piece skid plate. The bed is equipped with a soft tri-fold tonneau cover and a Mopar dual exhaust bed step.
Black tubular side steps provide a lift into the cab, which features Katzkin leather seats embroidered with the model’s name: ‘Rebel’ is outlined in silver amid a black field, while ‘X’ adjoins it in a neighboring blue field. Copper stitching accents the armrest and steering wheel. Additional features inside include all-weather slush mats, a pedal kit and door sills.