Can the Ram 1500 Minotaur be the Ford Raptor Slayer?

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Ram 1500 Minotaur

The 2017 Ford Raptor is just around the corner. It will go on sale this fall. Is there any truck that can challenge it or slay it? The Ram 1500 Minotaur by Prefix Performance may be one truck that comes close. The Minotaur is an aftermarket package that includes: suspension, bodywork, wheels and tires that you can order and purchase from a participating Ram dealer.

You can either transform your current 2013-2016 Ram 1500 Express or Sport with 4×2 or 4×4 into a Manitour, or simply purchase one new.

The base Minotaur package includes:

  • KORE Suspension with FOX Racing 3.0″ internal bypass shocks
  • Wide-Body front and rear fenders
  • Custom front fascia designed to match fenders
  • Fenders, fascia, and bedsides painted to match vehicle
  • LED fog lamps
  • Aluminum front skid plate
  • Red painted tow hooks
  • Minotaur badging
  • 35″ all-terrain tires by General with 17″ aluminum wheels

All this retails for $21,995, according to the Prefix Performance website.

The package increases the track width with oversized upper and lower control arms and 3.0 inch diameter FOX Racing shocks. Interestingly, the 2017 Ford Raptor also comes with 3.0 inch diameter FOX Racing shocks, although the tuning is likely different.

Prefix Performance has additional options for the person who wants it all. Performance side exhaust system that is inspired by the Dodge Viper dumps right ahead of the rear tires. It adds $2,595 to the cost. You can swap the engine in the truck for a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 for an additional $12,995. You can opt for the 20-inch rims for $895, and finally you can paint your Minotaur any custom color you choose for an additional $23,995.

Still, you can get a 2016 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×2 with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 for around $34,000. That means a base Minotaur truck with a V8 will cost around $57,000.

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Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.