Chevrolet Silverado is, to all intents and purposes, a brilliant pickup truck. It is handsome, well-equipped, and very capable. But it has one big problem, and that is the fact that it’s just not as cool as the Ford F-150. Now Chevy and some partners have come up with something which they think will address that issue.
This is the Chevrolet Silverado Reaper, designed and developed jointly with Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive. It is a Silverado modified using the same recipe Ford uses for the Raptors, which includes a heavy dose of styling features, and a bucket load of power to match the aggressive looks.
So the Reaper gets a new and substantially different face than the standard Silverado, new 17-inch wheels with rugged off-road tires, and Fox Racing suspension system that raises the truck, giving it more off-road capability. The Reaper also gets a sticker package with some cool symbols and writings adorning some of the body panels.
It’s all very nice, except for maybe the front-end look, which is kind of odd. Chevrolet Silverado Reaper gets its power from a supercharged V8 engine from Lingenfelter, details of which are yet to be released. It comes with a Corsa exhaust system, so the sound is as awesome as the power.
To be released as a package for the standard Silverado later this year, the Reaper program also includes a bespoke interior treatment.