Third-party tuned vehicles are particularly interesting, especially when manufacturer can’t and doesn’t want to offer some highly-anticipated hi-performance version. Reaper is a perfect example. This pickup was originally designed in 2014, based on the previous generation of Chevy Silverado, and it came with significant upgrades in various aspects. As GM still hesitates to give Raptor run for its money, we could easily see another iteration from the reputable tuner, Ken Lingenfelter. This time, the new model would come as the 2021 Chevrolet Reaper and in this case, we would expect even more upgrades in various aspects. The new Reaper could arrive already by the end of this year.
2021 Chevrolet Reaper Exterior
Without any doubt, the 2021 Chevrolet Reaper would also come with significant upgrades, just like the original model. Moreover, we would expect even more impressive upgrades. Of course, the new version would be based on the current generation, which has been introduced last year.
When it comes to mechanics, the first thing that comes to mind is a full load of off-road upgrades. If you look at the previous version, you can find things like 20-inch beadlock wheels, a Fox Racing suspension system, a high-clearance bumper, reinforced skid plate and an integrated floodlight system. This list of features makes the original Reaper pretty capable, so we expect nothing less from the 2021 Chevrolet Reaper, which should be even more impressive.
Naturally, we count on all kinds of styling upgrades. The original model featured a notably change front fascia compared to the standard Silverado model, so we could easily see the same thing on the new model. This could include things like revised headlights, grille, bumper, wheels and many more.
When it comes to interior design, we don’t expect to see any particular changes compared to standard Silverado models. If you look at the original Reaper, you can see that there are any differences in terms of interior design. Simply, the focus on this model is on off-road performances, so these things seem pretty much irrelevant. Still, we should mention that the 2021 Chevrolet Reaper will probably be based on the current Silverado. This means you may count on the old interior, which will be replaced for the 2021 Silverado. That is practically the same cabin you can find in the previous generation of Silverado, so we can say that the new 2021 Chevrolet Reaper won’t be far from the original version when it comes to the dashboard design.
2021 Chevrolet Reaper Engine
Things are pretty clear here. You may count on a well-known 6.2-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque in its standard version. The original Reaper features a notable upgrade on this engine, as a supercharger was added. As a result, the max output was increased to 550 horsepower. We count on a similar approach in this case, though we won’t be surprised if we see even more power in this case, considering that we are getting all kinds of stories about the V8 Raptor, Ram Rebel TRX etc. There will be one big difference compared to the previous version, as the new one will feature a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Chevrolet Reaper Release Date and Price
The 2021 Chevrolet Reaper is just a rumor at the moment. Still, the latest reports suggest it may arrive already by the end of the year, though we would say that 2021 sounds more likely. When it comes to the price, some rough estimation would ge between 50.000 and 60.000 dollars. Of course, key rivals would be models like Ford F-150 Raptor, as well as the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX.