While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already announced that they will build a version of the Ram Rebel TRX Concept for production at the Capital Markets Day press conference to fight competition like Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor, there is one company associated with FCA that is already building a Ram-based Raptor fighter. That company is Prefix.
Prefix is the company who did all of the painting of the GEN V Viper for FCA, created in-house custom Mopars like the Dodge Viper Madusa (a convertible version of the GEN V Viper) and Dodge Viper Targa (a Targa version of the GEN V Viper). They have also done a lot of other development for FCA, including assembling the 2017 Chrysler Portal Concept. Prefix also bought Arrow Racing Engines, the company that tunes Viper motors and now race HEMIs back in 2014. Sadly, that’s only a faction of the Mopar connection of Prefix. But probably their most popular build is the Ram 1500 Minotaur.
The Ram 1500 Minotaur is offered as a very limited production specialty vehicle. The highly engineered KORE Tactical suspension enhances stability at high speeds, as well as providing 14” of suspension travel for unmatched off-road capability, making it an ideal daily driver that can also exceed expectations off-road.
Although the Minotaur conversion was engineered from the same Baja racing heritage found in championship desert race trucks, it is those same characteristics that make it ideal as a daily driver. This highly engineered suspension system improves the overall vehicle stance for greater handling and stability at high speeds on the highway, yet provides impressive off-road confidence.
The aggressive stance of the vehicle is dramatically enhanced by the very wide front and rear fenders. Going way beyond a simple lift-kit, Minotaur uses the race-proven KORE® Tactical Series suspension with custom designed FOX® 3” internal bypass racing shocks, providing the truck with an impressive 14” of suspension travel. The 4” of lift gives the 35” all-terrain tires ample clearance and provides a remarkable approach angle of 41 degrees, and departure angle of 30 degrees. The aluminum skid-plate with red tow hooks and low profile front fascia with integrated fog lights, and side body graphics complete the vehicle’s aggressive appearance.
2018 MINOTAUR CONVERSION
(Starting at $59,995)
- NEW 2018 RAM 1500 Sport Crew Cab Short Box 4×4
- Granite Metallic Gray
- Leather Interior
- 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
Minotaur pickups come standard with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. But if that isn’t enough, Prefix will custom install a 6.4-liter HEMI SRT V8 in the truck with additional cost of course. This engine combo pumps out 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough horsepower for you, you aren’t out of luck. Prefix will supercharge that 6.4-liter 392 cubic-inch HEMI for you, to make over 600 horsepower.
For the 2018 model year, Prefix announced a new Kryptek Minotaur Limited Edition pickup. This version starts at $64,995, includes the base Minotaur pickup but 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)
Several dealers across the United States are authorized dealers for the Minotaur. You can contact Prefix to find a dealer near you.