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2014 Chevrolet Reaper bumps Silverado to 550 hp

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

It was only a matter of time before a Chevy Silverado decided to give the Ford Raptor a run for its money, in this case via noted tuner John Lingenfelter. The company announced its new Chevrolet Reaper project at the National Automotive Dealers Association last Friday.

The 2014 Reaper is the result of a conversion kit that takes an average Silverado -- already a good truck -- and puts it on steroids, so to speak. The Reaper sports a Lingenfelter supercharged V8 under the hood making a total of 550 hp. That's 139 more ponies than the Raptor, which is rated at 411 hp.

The Reaper is armed with 20-inch beadlock wheels, a Fox Racing suspension system, a high-clearance bumper, reinforced skidplate and an integrated floodlight system all of which should help it tackle any terrain at highway caliber speeds.

The spirit of the Silverado is apparent, but you'll notice a redesigned front fascia and some graphics splashed across the back bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Raptor's bed design.

The expected price for the Chevrolet Reaper is estimated to be $50,000 to $60,000. That's a few more bills than the Raptor, which starts at $46,240, but remember there's a considerable increase in power.

The Reaper website confirms that the conversion kits for the souped-up Chevy will be sold at select Chevrolet dealerships across the nation. We expect to get a few more details regarding specs and interior and exterior images as the week progresses.

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By Natalie Sejnost