For the past several years, if you wanted a vehicle capable of rocketing across the desert at freeway speeds, the process was fairly simple - drive to the local Ford dealership and plop down $44,000 for an F-150 SVT Raptor. What if the Ford isn't enough for you, though? Or maybe you're so partisan you'd rather walk across the desert than drive a vehicle from the Blue Oval across it. Your options have been disturbingly limited.

A new project from Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive could be set to change that, and give fans of the Bowtie a desert-raiding truck of their very own. This is the 2014 Chevrolet Reaper, the result of a conversion kit that takes the average Silverado up to 11.

The body is restyled with a new front fascia and the appropriate skid plates and bumpers, while 20-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch off-road tires will provide the grip. LED running lights, a Corsa exhaust, a racing suspension from Fox (the same folks that provide the suspension for the Raptor) and a custom gauge pack round out the list of performance upgrades.

Optional goodies include a Raptor-esque rear graphics package, a set of 17-inch, beadlocked wheels with off-road tires and, naturally, a supercharger and engine massaging package from Lingenfelter.

According to the Reaper website, conversion kits for the steroidal pickup will be sold through select Chevy dealers. The Reaper is being unveiled tonight to the National Automotive Dealers Association. We're expecting to have the full set of details on the truck, including additional images, early next week. Until then, we want to hear your take on this big, bad Chevy. Let us know what you think in Comments.


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      NoBoost
      • 11 Months Ago
      Will it be 44k and come with a warranty from Chevy? I'd guess the answer to these questions would be no. That's what makes the Raptor special. Built, tested, backed and warrantied for a reasonable price, all from the manufacturer.
      GR
      • 11 Months Ago
      I did not realize that the Raptor was only $44K. From what I've read about it, I always assumed it was more. Not saying 44K is cheap, but the Raptor can do things no other truck can do without extensive modifications. The custom Chevy looks alright, but the Ford warranty on the Raptor kind of seals the deal as others have mentioned.
      NICK1234
      • 11 Months Ago
      That front end looks hideous-
      Larry
      • 11 Months Ago
      God I hope that's not the final production front end. Looks like a bad photoshop.
      mbmorrow4
      • 11 Months Ago
      Shouldn't they have taken the pictures BEFORE they wrecked it in the desert?
      redssstew
      • 11 Months Ago
      That Front needs a Re-Think!
      Jay-Zeus
      • 11 Months Ago
      In breaking news, aftermarket Mopar tuning company (???) announces a Ram-based truck to do battle with the Raptor and Reaper... initial reports suggest it will be named Reaptor.
      Termin8
      • 11 Months Ago
      Poor name choice, rather ugly styling, and on top of it all, it's an aftermarket kit that's simply not as appealing to a customer as one that's OEM built and supported. Don't even get me started on the value equation since I'm VERY sure the price will be way above the Raptor.
      Dean The Machine
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ugly. Sorry. Do not want.
      Scooter
      • 11 Months Ago
      That nose looks like a bad Photoshop job. Secondly, Canyon and Colorado would make better sport trucks.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Scooter
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          Jay-Zeus
          • 11 Months Ago
          Lingenfelter should go the other road in the Canyon/Colorado. Lower it, sport suspension, disc brakes, low profile tires, change to AWD... and turbocharge. Hello Syclone.
          Scooter
          • 11 Months Ago
          I didn't say they were full size, but I think a better candidate for "sport" treatment is something a little smaller, and lighter. The engineering process could probably go smoother and yield better results for fuel economy and most of all, pricing. If Chevy could make something as cool as the Raptor and under cut the Raptor in price and fuel economy, that would be pretty amazing.
      Brex
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think the name, Reaper, is unfortunate since it has "copycat" written all over it. FoRd Raptor (emPHASis intentional) sounds natural and creative. Chevy Reaper sounds like someone who doesn't want to be left out.
      Richard Trevino
      • 11 Months Ago
      Are you kidding me!!!!!!! that is the pugilist front end I have ever seen. How embarrassing for you lingenfelter. what a total half ass job
        Jesus!
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Richard Trevino
        I wouldnt even give them half maybe a 1/4 lol.
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