Is the Reaper Silverado the New SVT Raptor Killer?Posted in News on January 24, 2014 Comment (0)
Today must be a special day for trucks because we’re learning about new trucks left and right and this time we’re bringing you this wild Lingenfelter 2014 Chevy Silverado Reaper which could potentially give the Raptor a run for its money. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive have joined forces to build a desert truck for the Bow Tie crowd and it is definitely making its presence known.
Right off the bat you’ll notice that the Lingenfelter Reaper looks dramatically different from a run of the mill 2014 Chevy Silverado. In fact, the nose of the truck seems to resemble a Ramrunner mixed with the new Ford Atlas. We’re not sure about the front restyling but the fenders and bedsides sure do look great and the high clearance bumper with the integrated skid plate gives the Reaper a lot more ground clearance than a stock 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500. The Reaper also features a set of rock rails and side steps that can actually hold up to the desert life. You’ll notice that Lingenfelter also added a set of Rigid Industries Flood lights to light up the desert two-tracks on night runs. The Reaper also features Daytime Running Lights but the overall front appearance is really aggressive.
It seems that the Reaper isn’t just a sticker package wheeler as it has been fitted with FOX Racing Shocks to handle the whooped out desert roads. A good thing too since the Reaper is aimed at hunting down the elusive SVT Raptor.
To give the Silverado Reaper a little more kick in the pants, Lingenfelter gave it Magnuson TVS1900 Supercharger and a Corsa Performance exhaust package that makes the 5.3-liter EcoTec V-8 pump out a roost-slinging 475 horsepower to help it scoot along the desert faster than a stock SVT Raptor.
Since the Reaper is meant to hit the dirt, a set of 33-inch General Grabbers wrapped around a 20-inch Reaper bead-lock wheel give the truck the ability to hit the desert without worrying about getting a flat or losing a bead at high speeds.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado Reaper features serialized Reaper badging as well as an very useful auxiliary switch panel in case you want to add on-board air, more lights or even a Lowrance GPS. Inside you’ll also find a unique Reaper gauge package as well as custom stitched headrest covers and Southern Comfort Reaper inclusions.
We really don’t know if the Reaper will be the new off-road truck that finally dethrones the Ford SVT Raptor as the king of the desert but it looks like the off-road world just got a whole lot more interesting.