Chevy Reaper pickup truck first arrived for the 2014 model year as part of an effort to offer a worthy competitor to the powerful Ford Raptor. Based on the Silverado, the Reaper is actually the result of joint efforts undertaken by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive. Their cooperation is responsible for converting the already good truck into a high-performance machine. Thanks to a supercharged V8 engine under its hood, the Reaper delivers even more ponies than the famous Raptor. As for the 2017 Chevrolet Reaper, expect it to go on sale pretty much unchanged compared to the previous model.
Just like its predecessor, the 2017 Chevrolet Reaper will be available with a choice of two supercharged engines. The 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 produces 475 horsepower, which is 64 hp more than you can expect from the Raptor. Thanks to the Lingenfelter’s supercharger kit, the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 churns out impressive 550 hp, outdoing the aforementioned Raptor by 139 hp. This beefed-up version of the Silverado gets lifted Fox Racing suspension with special-tuned shock absorbers, as well as a Corsa exhaust system.
There are several exterior features that set the Reaper apart from a regular pickup truck. Apart from its reshaped grille and high-clearance bumper, it comes with reinforced skidplates and 20-inch beadlock wheels. It also boasts 9.2 inches of wheel travel in the front and 11.2 inches in the rear, as well as an integrated floodlight system. All of these features help the Reaper achieve impressive speeds even on the roughest terrains. As for the interior, it offers only subtle alterations compared to the standard model. The differences include Reaper custom graphics and optional custom-stitched headrests, while the instrument panel features a red-backlit gauge cluster.
2017 Chevy Reaper Price
The entry-level version of the 2017 Chevrolet Reaper is expected to start at around $50,000. In case you opt for the upscale High Country trim, expect the pricing to get closer to $70,000. We expect this mighty pickup truck to hit the North American dealerships in late 2016.