Fiat Chrysler’s Mopar Custom Shop will create a special edition of the 2016 Ram Rebel. Yep. The notorious Mopar has decided to bring its special custom talents to a truck for the first time ever. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without exclusivity. So, only 500 models will be built.
The Ram Rebel 1500 4×4 Crew Cab is the base for the limited model. Mopar adds a Custom Shop package that gives the truck an aluminum, dual bezel, sport performance hood with a matte-black graphic. A Mopar blue-and-black stripe runs down the lower sides and wraps around the tailgate. Wheel flares add a final touch.
Other package features are a skid plate to protect the power steering pox and a black front bumper skid plate. The wheels are 17-inches done in satin black. Inside the “Mopar ‘16” badges the glove box and the stainless steel door sill guards. The front sill guard compliments with the Ram logo.
Each of the lucky 500 drivers will get a custom owner’s kit. The kit comes in a tool bag with the Ram logo. Inside the bag, drivers get Mopar ‘16 merchandise, a brochure, and a special metal birth certificate for the model. The birth certificate gives the truck specs, build date, and proprietary number. So one of these trucks really could be your new baby.
Power comes from the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It gives the Rebel 396-horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Aside from the factory features, dealerships offer optional accessories for the Mopar model including a cold air intake and cat-back exhaust that free the flow of the HEMI and add a deeper rumble.
Standard Rebel design features include the unique Rebel grille that deviates, or rebels, from the traditional Ram crosshairs with an interlocking matte black one. The tailgate also features the large 5-inch chrome RAM letters.
The Mopar Rebel follows in the treads of other FCA Mopar models including last year’s Mopar Charger R/T. Mopar models range back to the 2010 Dodge Challenger.
The limited Mopar model goes on sale this summer. Getting behind the wheel of this limited-edition truck will cost you $52,460. So only about $7,000 more than the base 4×4 Rebel which starts at $45,200.