Dodge and Mopar turned the NAIAS floor into an off-road racing arena this year. No, the company didn’t treat visitors with sand and boulders. Instead, those who visited the Mopar stand could take a look at the extra-rugged Mopar Ram Runner.
We are talking about a custom incarnation of the Ram that is inspired by Baja desert racers. The vehicle comes with beefy tires and uses a strong suspension system that not only offers a high ground clearance but is also ready to tackle any kind of rough terrain.
This desert bad boy also comes with fiberglass front fenders and rear bed-slides, as well as a cold-air intake system and a cat-back exhaust system.
Here is the full list of goodies featured on the Mopar Ram Runner:
- Stage 2 Ram Runner Suspension Kit, Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $13,270 (production begins in March)
- Stage 1 Pre-Runner Suspension Kit, MSRP: $3,129 (not on display vehicle, but currently available through Mopar)
(production begins in March: fits Stage 1, Stage 2 or available separately)
- Front Ram Runner bumper, MSRP: $1,250
- Tubular tire carrier, MSRP: $1,010
- Front Ram Runner fenders, MSRP: $1,020
- Rear Ram Runner fenders, MSRP: $1,350
- Sport performance hood, MSRP: $978 (available now)
- Cold-air intake system, MSRP: $466 (available now)
- Cat-back exhaust system, MSRP: $1,135
“The Mopar Ram Runner, inspired by Baja-style desert racing, is a 4×4 unlike any other Ram. The rigors of off-road racing require large tires, plenty of ground clearance, extreme durability and a sophisticated suspension system capable of withstanding tremendous impact. These features are combined into a package that is stable at speed and rock-solid in the corners. Inspired by trophy trucks, steel front fenders and rear bed-sides are replaced with fiberglass, allowing tremendous suspension articulation with zero interference,
” a company statement reads.