The Chevy Reaper is an off-road truck whose main competitor is the Ford Raptor, which has for a long time been the best in its class. First impressions of the Reaper make you think that this is very similar to the 2014 Silverado, which happens to be an excellent truck in its own right. The Reaper however does have some great things going for it including rims that are covered in BFG rubber. It also has outstanding front-end and huge fender flares – all of which give the 2015 Chevy Reaper an angry look and feel.
2015 Chevy Reaper: Engine and Fuel Economy
The thing that really grabs you about the new 2015 Chevy Reaper is that it has an outstanding engine. Under the hood, this pickup truck has a potent 6.2-liter engine that churns out 550 horsepower. Compared to the Raptor, the Reaper engine produces 140 more horsepower. The nice thing about this pickup truck is that not only does it have a very powerful engine but it also has a high performance exhaust and perfect suspension as well as huge 33-inch tires – all of which enable the Reaper to handle every different kind of terrain with aplomb.
The 2015 Chevy Reaper has outstanding off-road capabilities and of course a supercharged engine. What’s more, the exteriors are very intimidating and it also packs all the versatility of an outstanding big pickup truck. The 6.2-liter engine is capable of performing at 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway for the 4×2 drive option. The same engine on a 4×4 Reaper performs at 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. If you also bolt a supercharger to the engine you get a ten to fifteen percent improvement in fuel economy.
2015 Chevy Reaper: Redesign and Features
The beginning of this new 2015 Chevy Reaper can be traced to about 2012, when it became evident to the car manufacturer that it needed a fuel-efficient off-road pickup truck. A partnership between two companies including Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive led to major advancements being made to the engine. Southern Comfort was already working on the customized Silverado and it asked Lingenfelter to provide further efficiency upgrades for its vehicle. Together, these two companies were able to conceptualize and also build the 2015 Chevy Reaper.
Although the new 2015 Chevy Reaper is going to face stiff competition from the Ford Raptor, the company does say that each is being built with different strategies. The Reaper for example is being factory built and although Chevy does not have lots of money to spend nor does it have too many vehicles to use for advancing the design and performance of the Reaper, it has still been able to relocate fast and has come up with a decent pickup truck. The Reaper rides on Fox shocks and this is but one example of the work that Southern Comfort has put into creating a good off-roader.in fact, the Reaper is a high performance pickup truck that has been designed to ride hard and fast in off-road conditions. It has a new hood and grille and it looks very angry. There are two engine options to choose from including 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8.
2015 Chevy Reaper: Release Date and Price
The 2015 Chevy Reaper should be available in dealer showrooms in March this year and its estimated price is between 50 000 and 60 000 dollars.