The Raptor F-150 has been the single-biggest bit of brand lifting for the current Ford trucks line, so it is no surprise to see other companies following Ford’s lead — in the aftermarket, at least.
The latest move to recreate the cool and functional aspects of the Ford Raptor is the new Southern Comfort Automotive REAPER package for the Chevrolet Silverado. Developed with Lingenfelter’s assistance under the hood, the REAPER brings a new look up front, functional LED lighting in the foglamp area, new shocks with a 3-inch lift, and a few other optional tweaks.
The supertruck offroad segment is exploding with interest. Almost all Silverado Z71 buyers would love most of these tweaks.
To that end, SCA is now a partner with GM and will sell the packages from select Chevrolet and GMC dealers.
The prices are likely to be steep, and little here could not be done by a crafty DIY owner — but for those with more money than time to invest, the REAPER package is a tempting way to scare even Raptors and TRD Pro Tundra’s off the trail ahead.
SCA Lingenfelter REAPER Silverado
CUSTOM EDITION REAPER™ SILVERADO AVAILABLE AT SELECT GENERAL MOTORS DEALERSHIPS NATIONWIDE
DECATUR, Ind. – The Reaper™, a performance off-road edition of the 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup, is now available at select General Motors dealerships nationwide. Co-developed by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive, the specialty pickup truck offers drivers enhanced muscular styling, an eye-attracting street presence and amped-up off-road performance.
Interested Chevy enthusiasts can learn more about the limited-edition Reaper and find participating GM dealerships by visiting www.reaperperformanceusa.com.
“The Reaper blends Lingenfelter’s legendary performance engine tuning and suspension know-how with Southern Comfort Automotive’s expertise in custom styling for a truly unique and exciting vehicle,” said Mike Copeland, vice president of operations, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
Matt McSweeney, president, Southern Comfort Automotive, adds that the combination of engine performance and off-road capability offered by the Reaper is drawing a lot of consumer interest. “This vehicle is already creating a lot of excitement on dealer lots. Our General Motors dealers are looking to increase the number of Reapers they have available since this custom truck is such a big draw.”
The modified Chevy Silverado comes in red, white, gray and black with a long list of standard features including a three-inch lift, long-travel off-road suspension, Fox Racing shocks, 20-inch exclusive Reaper wheels mounted on General Grabber LT tires and a Lingenfelter performance exhaust system.
The Reaper’s style is enhanced with a custom hood fitment and grill assembly, high-clearance front bumper, wide-body fender flares, a wheel-to-wheel rock guard with removable side steps and high-profile exterior Reaper badging. Custom lighting includes integrated LED driving lights, side front fender marker lights and an integrated off-road flood light system.
The interior is embellished with embroidered headrests, door panel accents, a gauge package and an auxiliary switch panel for flood lights and additional accessory upgrades.
Available upgrades include a Magnuson TSV1900 Supercharged 5.3L or 6.2L tuned engine, a 17-inch beadlock off-road wheel and General tire package, bold Reaper graphics and a frozen matte paint finish.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado Reaper edition carries a three-year 36,000-mile warranty on Lingenfelter upgrades* and Southern Comfort Automotive restyled parts.
About Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
Since 1973, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world’s most sought -after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter product team targets excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.
About Southern Comfort Automotive
Specialty vehicle manufacturer Southern Comfort Automotive has been the premier brand name in the minds of life-style enhanced luxury auto mavens around the globe for more than 35 years. Its specialized luxury offerings combined with a company-wide obsession with world class design, unmatched quality and innovative creature-comfort solutions have inspired the highest standards by which all other custom vehicles are measured. For more information, visit www.insoutherncomfort.com or call 205.655.1063. Work Stronger. Play Harder. Live Better …in Southern Comfort.
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