Electric models will get a battery management system. If there's an Internet or satellite connection, a vehicle's location and mechanical condition could be monitored from almost anywhere in the world. An overhead console holds a Sony music system that sends tunes from CDs or an iPod to Sony speakers. A/C and power steering are standard. Sorry, there's no cruise control.

Despite its imposing stance, the center of gravity is low. The Bremach has 11 inches of ground clearance, a 31-inch fording capability, 44-degree departure angle, and a 48-degree approach angle. There aren't many backroads the Bremach can't traverse. Its maximum width of 69.7 inches makes it very maneuverable in tight places. For comparison, a Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup is 79.9 inches wide.

One glance at the T-Rex tells you this is a very compact, purpose-built machine without an ounce of fat. The tubular wraparound bumper up front leaves room for a winch. Hella high-intensity lights and long-range driving lights enhance its functionality. The rear bumper is equipped with a hinge and locking pin on each side so it can be folded up for better departure angle. Bremach offers remote controlled side panels on the cargo bed that rise up out of the way for easy access.

The T-Rex we tested in the hills outside of Chino, California, near Bremach USA's facilities was powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 out of a Corvette, similar in configuration to the 6.0-liter engine Bremach will make available. The transmission was a GM 4L85E four-speed.

With an empty bed, the truck had a stiff ride, but perhaps with a full load it would be smoother. Bremach can reduce the number of leaf springs for use as a daily driver. We did not take it four-wheeling or rock crawling, but it seems likely the T-Rex could make it over a trail like the Rubicon unscathed. On the highway, the ride was a little choppy, but even with the aggressive traction tires, the amount of road noise was acceptable.

Bremach USA is currently taking orders; delivery time is 90-120 days as these are built-to-order trucks. There is a three-year, 30,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. As you might guess, having a fully equipped Bremach T-Rex in your driveway will cost more than an F-550 or a Ram 5500, with MSRP starting around $96,000. And who knows? Maybe two clawed digits and a long tail will be an option in the future.