The Chevrolet Silverado has had an impressive year. After taking home 2014 Truck of the Year, one may think that would draw enough attention, but Chevrolet was not done yet. Waiting in the wings was a high-performance, off-road ready Silverado like no other, the 2014 Chevrolet Reaper. Through a joint venture with Lingenfelter Performance and Southern Comfort Automotive, Chevrolet unveiled a mean, all-terrain truck with enough power to get you through just about anything. The final product is a tough-looking, high-performance off-road truck that is sure to give the competition a run for its money. The 2014 Chevrolet Reaper is not for the faint of heart, but for the true performance off-roader, this truck is a must have.
The 2014 Chevrolet Reaper makes its debut
For a while now, loyal Chevrolet fans have been wishing and waiting for their turn to tackle sand dunes of the desert in a truck that takes on the world, and finally, the Chevrolet Reaper has made its grand entrance. “We designed the Reaper to fill a void in the market for Chevy enthusiasts seeking a stand-out, supercharged off-road vehicle with head-turning curb appeal,” said Matt McSweeney, President of Southern Comfort Automotive.
Impressed yet? There is more than meets the eye for the Reaper
The Chevrolet Silverado was already an impressive truck to begin with. After all, they do not just hand out the Truck of the Year award for being average. Take an already great truck and add the creativity of Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive and you get something that is just beyond impressive. By combining Lingenfelter’s decades of engine-tuning expertise and Southern Comfort Automotive’s 35 plus years of vehicle customization, the product is a truck that is powerful and capable both on and off road. Not only that, but it has an unstoppable, aggressive high-profile design that is sure to intimidate.
The Reaper has plenty of power to intimidate
It is not just the custom body styling that is impressive on this beast, it is the increase in power that will grab your attention as well. The 2014 Reaper will base its performance on the two already powerful engines the Silverado is available with, a 5.3-liter V8 or the larger 6.2-liter V8. The power comes from the addition of a Magnuson TSV 1900 Supercharger that boosts the 5.3-liter to around 475 horsepower and the 6.2-liter up to a ground pounding 550 horsepower. Both will also receive the addition of a high-performance Corsa exhaust system. In addition to the increase in power, the Reaper will increase in height by three inches, which allows for more wheel travel, Fox racing performance shocks and General Grabber truck tires mounted on 20-inch Reaper wheels.
Customize your Reaper even more
Now if that does not get you motivated to start shopping for a new Silverado to add the Reaper Conversion Kit to, more additions that are available just might have you doing some online shopping today. Additional modifications to the exterior help take this truck from on-road to off-road by adding a custom hood and grille assembly, high-clearance bumper, wide-body fender flares and a wheel-to-wheel rock guard with removable side steps. It does not stop there though! The pros at Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort know the off-roader, and they know that the dark of night is no reason to take your truck and go home. They have equipped the Reaper up with its very own custom lighting kit that includes integrated LED driving lights, side front fender marker lights and an integrated off-road flood light system. The Reaper can truly take you anywhere, anytime with style and power.
“Off-road enthusiasts can count on Lingenfelter to deliver the rugged, super-charged, high-end pickup package they crave, and this new Reaper is that and more,” said Mike Copeland, Vice President and General Manager, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “With Southern Comfort Automotive’s restyling and graphics expertise, the performance-tuned Reaper is expected to dominate in the custom-designed luxury pickup class.”
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