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.