2014 Chevrolet Silverado Reaper — the Raptor Slayer?

 
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2014 Chevy Siverado Reaper2014 Chevy Siverado Reaper (Credit:Youtube)

It seems as though Ford Trucks have had their proverbial way with the off-road super truck market since the inception of the Raptor in 2010. It is evident that this domination has not gone unnoticed by other major automakers with Nissan delivering their Frontier based Desert Runner, Toyota offering the Baja 1000, and now the TRD Pro Series, which is to include a full-sized Tundra pickup, compact Tacoma pickup, and a 4Runner SUV. These American manufactured Japanese trucks are alright — to each his/her own — but they lack the size and power to tangle with the Raptor, which boasts a 411-horsepower 6.2-liter V8.

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Enter the grim reaper themed 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Reaper. Does the “bell toll” for the Raptor with this able entry into the off-road super truck market? The Reaper, introduced last month in New Orleans, Louisiana during the National Automobile Dealer’s Association Convention, is a collaboration between Chevrolet, Southern Comfort Customs, and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. It begins with an ultra-tough Chevrolet Silverado four-wheel drive pickup, with a redesigned front end that includes a more aggressive looking front grille, a high clearance front bumper with integrated fog lights and a heavy-duty skid plate, Xenon headlights, fender flares all the way around, and REAPER graphics on both sides of the bed. Add a 2-inch suspension lift, remote reservoir FOX racing shocks, and a 6.2-liter V8 outfitted with a Lingenfelter supercharger providing 550-horsepower and you have some serious competition for the Raptor.



  • SkippyThorson

    Leave it to General Motors… Take the Raptor’s signature launch color in red/orange, add a decal package to the rear that looks like slinging mud, tack on a big intimidating grille, and even give it a name that makes you think “Did you mean to say Raptor?”… What a load of crap. This company is disgusting.

  • Chef

    Lost all respect for GM long ago, and this type of stunt is one reason why. Stop trying to ‘one up’ the neighbors and concentrate on making good, SAFE cars and such theatrics won’t be necessary. I’ll always love the old Chevy SS’s and the classics, but the Bowtie has pretty much laid down and died since. A new GM vehicle as about as American as an iPhone.

    • kd

      its not GM’s truck it’s southern comfort’s truck.It has nothing to do with GM

  • Insurancepeddla

    Looks like a rush job, especially those horrible ‘I just saved up enough money for my first set of aftermarket’ wheels.

    • Kelly

      You won’t see anything but the back of it anyway driving your Raptor. As always chevy is first

  • bubba2001

    Yeah, not a good looking vehicle. I’ve always preferred GMC trucks for styling.

  • Rainy

    Damn that thing is UGLY! Why can’t Chevy ever design something appealing to the niche?

    • Michael Rocker

      Front end looks more like a Dodge Ram.



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