Is Chevrolet Building A Raptor Rival Called The Reaper?
Facebook post betrays Chevy’s Raptor-killer
By Imthishan Giado
For the past three years, Ford has had the market for ultra-badass (and mega profitable) 4×4 pickups all to itself with its mighty Raptor. Looks like the long wait is over for bowtie fans looking for a super Chevy super-truck of their own, as a mysterious picture has surfaced on the Facebook page of noted tuners Lingenfelter Performance Engineering of a Silverado they’re calling ‘the Reaper’.
The front clip looks completely different from the stock Silverado with enough LEDs to be visible from the orbiting International Space Station. We’ve done some digging and our sources tell us that the Reaper is a package that can be bolted onto any of Chevy’s new pickup range – long bed, short bed, double cab, single cab and so on which gives truck users far more flexibility that the extended-cab and double cab offerings from Ford. Fox Racing’s amazing triple-bypass shocks are the secret of the Raptor’s incredible offroad prowess and we hear that their equipment will be found on the Reaper too – sorry, King Shock fans.
The Reaper will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13.