When the GEN V (or 5th generation) Dodge (errr SRT) Viper made its debut, many fans and enthusiasts were disappointed that the car was only available as a coupe. The car had been originally offered as a roadster since its debut in 1992, with a coupe offering coming in 1996 till 2002 and then being resurrected in 2006. So many identified the Viper more with the roadster side of the spectrum.
But our friends at Prefix Corporation had other plans. Prefix was the company in charge of painting every one of GEN V Dodge Viper body panels, but Prefix is known a lot more for developing concept cars for automakers as well as producing some amazing low-volume vehicles, like the Ram 1500 Minotaur “Raptor Killer”.
It didn’t take long for Prefix to realize there was a niche missed by the Dodge brand, so Prefix offered a roadster conversion of the GEN V Viper called “Medusa” as well as a Targa model.
For the Targa model, Prefix would remove the stock roof panel and replace it with a carbon fiber piece which was equipped with matching headliner panels, weather seals, and latches. The Targa allowed owners to remove the top of their Viper and stow it in the rear hatch seamlessly.
The Targa conversions cost around $10,000 to $15,000 USD when they were offered. Prefix made about a handful of the removable top snakes before ending production. But now, there is a chance to get your hands on one of these amazing Vipers.
Prefix is now selling the very first Targa edition Viper they ever built. But the removable top isn’t the only thing that makes this Viper special. This Viper is equipped with the company’s 9.0-liter X-Treme upgrade engine package, which makes about 750 horsepower to the rear wheels. The package pushes the Viper motor to 550 cubic-inches and all forged internals. The car also comes equipped with Viper Exchange’s big brake and suspension kit, to help handle all that power.
As for the cost, Prefix is asking $139,900 USD for the car. We have seen the car in person and it is worth every penny. The Targa top isn’t just some botched job, but a work of art that you would sware has a better fit and finish if it came from the factory. For those serious about purchasing the car, you can contact Prefix at [email protected].