Chevy Reaper Engine, Performance
Chevy Reaper is a special version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Model caught the attention of many people since it was designed and tuned in order to deliver high off-road performances. Its main competitor is Ford Raptor, and you will find numerous comparisons between the two. Chevy Reaper is a product of joint venture of General Motors performance specialist Lingenfelter and custom builder Southern Comfort Automotive.
Chevy Reaper DESIGN
Speaking about the design of the Chevy Reaper we can’t forget about the fact that it is the Silverado 1500 model, with styling tweaks and additional equipment. On the exterior, Chevy Reaper looks much more aggressive than the regular Silverado. It has new front grille design, which differentiates it a lot from the regular model. Rigid Industries Flood light system and daytime LED running lights are also part of the Reaper’s styling details. To make it appear more aggressive its designers integrated rock guard and side steps, special gauge package and an auxiliary switch panel. Special custom-made Reaper graphics also adds to the overall bold styling its creators strive for.
On the inside, Chevy Reaper is equality personalized as on the outside. It has custom stitched headrest covers and serialized Reaper badging. It rides on its customized 20-inch wheels and 33-inch off-road tires. Besides special designing tweaks which we already mentioned, the interior is pretty much the same for the entire Silverado line-up.
Optional equipment for the Reaper includes 17-inch wheels with General Grabber red-letter tires, a LINE-X bed liner, an upgraded light bar and matte-finish paint.
Chevy Reaper ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE SPECS
Under the hood of Reaper two engines are available. Base one is a 5.3-liter V8, and optional is a 6.2-liter V8. Both come with Magnuson supercharger and deliver higher rates than regular Silverado and Ford Raptor. Reaper’s supercharged 5.3-liter V8 engine will deliver 475 hp, while under the hood of regular Silverado it delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Raptor’s 6.2-liter V8 unit is good for 411 hp. More powerful 6.2-liter under the hood of Chevy Reaper creates 550 hp, while its regular output is 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is only one and it is a 6-speed automatic.
For better performance Chevrolet Reaper is additionally equipped with Fox Racing remote reservoir shocks, Ride Tech suspension package and CORSA performance exhaust package.
Chevy Reaper PRICE
Depending on the equipment and the engine choice Chevrolet Reaper price difference goes up to $10,000. It starts around $55,000, and goes up to $65,000. This is the downside of the model, considering that its main rival – Ford’s Raptor starts at $45,000.