Make no mistake about it; the folks at Lingenfelter were not about to let Ford have all the fun with its factory-built Baja truck. LPE’s answer to the Raptor, which was just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, is a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado outfitted with a TVS1900 supercharger, off-road suspension, and a menacing host of appearance upgrades.
The Reaper Package will take the factory 6.2L V-8 to 550hp and the 5.3L V-8 to 475hp, thanks to a Magnuson supercharger kit. The Southern Comfort Package takes this concept even further by adding a whole new front clip and grille with a high clearance bumper and reinforced skid plate. A Rigid Industries flood light system is fully integrated, as are LED daytime running lights. A rock guard and step side along with street-friendly 20-inch wheels and tires complete the rugged look. Reaper custom graphics, gauges, and custom stitched headrest covers give the truck its identity. Of course no Reaper would be complete without Fox Racing remote reservoir shocks and Ride Tech suspension to make it plenty capable off road. A whopping 9.2-inches of wheel travel in front and 11.2-inches in the rear. You can even opt for the 17-inch bead lock wheels and 33-inch General Grabber tires if this isn’t extreme enough. And in case you are wondering, it should also have plenty of snarl thanks to a Corsa Performance exhaust package.
While LPE is responsible for the powertrain upgrades, the truck was also built in partnership with Southern Comfort Automotive. However, inquires and purchasing will be handled by Lingenfelter.