Meet the Reaper, Chevy’s Raptor KillerFebruary 07, 2014
Performance truck fans rejoice, we’ve an arms race on our hands.
With an eerily similar, but (imo) ever more menacing name to the highly acclaimed Ford Raptor, the special edition Chevrolet Silverado Reaper storms in as the brainchild of Lingenfelter & Southern Comfort Automotive.
How are Reapers born? First, start with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado (either the 5.3L or 6.2L V-8 will do), then crank its power output into stratospheric heights with the signature Lingenfelter touch—a custom application Magnuson TSV1900 Supercharger and impressive laundry list of standard performance features (Reminder here that the 1900 stands for +1900cc of power. The 5.3L will make a “modest” 475hp. And the 6.2L? 550hp):
- Fox Racing performance remote reservoir shocks
- 20″ Reaper wheels w/ General Grabber light truck tires or optional 17″ beadlock wheels for the off-road aficionados
- Lingenfelter Performance exhaust system
Contributions from Southern Comfort Automotive will ensure the Reaper looks the part of its namesake as a menacing, harbinger of automotive despair:
- Custom hood fitment + grill assembly
- High clearance bumper
- Wide-body fender flares
- Wheel-to-wheel rock guard with removable side steps
- Integrated LED driving lights and side front fender marker lights
- Off-road flood light system
Additional pieces of kit will include Reaper embroidered headrests and Lingenfelter/Southern Comfort co-branded badging, door panel accents, Reaper gauge package, and an auxiliary switch panel for flood light system and future accessory upgrades.
The SVT Raptor is the king of the hill in an empty arena—remember, Dodge cut production of the SRT10 way back in 2006— and the Reaper is an extremely promising challenger. It takes the sharp lined aesthetics of the Raptor to another level with blocky shoulders and a mean square face that screams OUT OF MY WAY.
Can’t wait to start seeing these on the road.