Over the past few years, we have written a few articles on the impressive Ram 1500 Minotaur, previously built off the 4th generation Ram 1500 Sport. These trucks always generate a buzz based on how high quality and impressive the Minotaur conversion is as a whole.
Starting with a Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4×4, the Minotaur package from Prefix performance adds:
- KORE Tactical Suspension with 14” of Suspension Travel
- 3” FOX Internal Bypass Shocks
- Side-exit Performance Exhaust System
- Wide Body High-Impact Fenders (Front & Rear)
- Low-Profile Front Fascia
- LED Fog Lamps
- Blackout Headlamps
- Aluminum Skid Plate
- Race Red Tow Hooks
- 35” All-Terrain Tires
- 18” Painted/Machined Wheels
- Minotaur Sport Bar
Standard was the 5.7 Hemi V8 rated at 395 horsepower, and 410 lb-ft of torque, optional was the 6.4 Hemi V8 rated at 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Want even more power, and Prefix would give it to you by supercharging that 6.4 liter Hemi to make over 600 horsepower.
Unfortunately, production of the Minotaur ended as the production of the 4th Generation Ram 1500 Sport wound down, to make way for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500.
“Obviously, this was very frustrating as the Minotaur trucks are amazing and we have many people that still want to buy one,” said Dolphin. “We have not made any final decisions on whether or not we will develop (a similar package) with the new 2019 Ram 1500, as it requires extensive design, engineering and tooling costs to create something at that quality.”
-Jhan Dolphin Prefix Performance
With the all-new Ram 1500 Rebel TRX coming soon, we think that it is highly unlikely that Prefix would invest in the R&D to build another version of the Minotaur as you will soon be able to buy a supercharged, widebody, long-travel Ram 1500 right from the factory.
Now, the opportunity has come via Autotrader to own one an even rarer Kryptek edition of the Ram 1500 Minotaur. On top of the Basic Minotaur, the Kryptek edition adds:
- Kryptek (RAID pattern) Side Graphics
- Kryptek Hood Graphic
- Custom Kryptek Interior (Metallic) Badge with Limited Edition Serial Number
- Kryptek Edition Embroidered Headrests (Front Panel/Front Seats)
- Kryptek Floor Mats
- Kryptek Pattern Interior Trim Panels
- Rear Tailgate Kryptek Edition Logo (Brushed Metal Finish)
Listed at $39,900 U.S, the truck listed on Autotrader is the actual display model of the famous NRA giveaway truck from 2018. It was used to promote the NRA giveaway program, was on display at the SHOT Show, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, the NRA Annual Meeting, and the Great American Outdoor Show. It also appeared on an episode of the Prime Revolution TV show on the Sportsman channel.
If you have been searching for a Ram 1500 Minotaur, this is a rare chance to grab one as they were produced in minimal quantities. Make sure to check it out on Autotrader.