While the 2014 Silverado has been stealing the spotlight up north, a very different Chevy pickup truck had people’s attention down south. The Chevrolet Reaper, a high-performance truck based loosely on a crew cab edition of the Chevy Silverado, debuted at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans. The Reaper is already being touted as a serious competitor with more established high-performance trucks like the Ford Raptor.
The Reaper gets a facelift to distinguish it from its ancestor, the Silverado. A redesigned hood and grille lend the truck what FOX News labels “an angry-eyes look.” The design makes an aggressive statement about the truck’s capability, a statement that’s only backed up by the car’s numbers.
The Reaper features either a 5.3L V8 engine with 475 horsepower or an even hungrier 6.2L, 550 horsepower engine. Both engines, however, come with a special Corsa exhaust system, helping the truck to look cool and run smooth. As typical with high-performance trucks, the Reaper comes with behemoth wheels—20-inch ones, to be exact—and a raised system of suspension and shocks.
While official pricing is yet to be announced, the 2014 Chevy Reaper should come in somewhere under $60,000. The souped-up truck will go on sale this March, but only through select dealers, so make sure to call us at Brown Chevy or check back here on the blog often for more information.