Ford Raptor vs. Chevy Reaper

Ever since the Ford Raptor hit the market in 2010, the competition has looked on with curiosity – and perhaps a little skepticism. Some thought it was a fad, and that it wouldn’t last. But the Raptor has proven to be more popular than Ford originally predicted at the time of its first launch. And as a result, the Raptor has created a new niche within the truck segment: The performance pickup. Products like Toyota’s TRD Pro Series and Dodge’s Ram Runner have answered this new challenge with half-hearted attempts. Chevy’s ZR2 and All Terrain concepts offered nothing solid. Until now. Meet “The Reaper” – a supercharged 2014 Silverado power house built by Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive. Although no production details have been released, the Reaper could be Chevy’s answer to the Raptor. By looking at the chart below you can quickly see how similar they are. Aside from the added HP, the Reaper appears to be a “knock off” of the Ford Raptor.  
  Ford Raptor Chevy Reaper
Engine 6.2-liter V-8 (411 HP) 5.7-liter V-8 (475 HP) 6.2-liter V-8 (550 HP)
Headlights HID Xeon Headlamps HID Xeon Headlamps
Suspension Fox Racing Equipment Fox Racing Equipment
Rims Standard 17-inch beadlock Standard 17-inch beadlock Optional 20-inch
Exhaust Corsa Corsa
What do you think of the Chevy Reaper?  Does it have enough of an edge to be the elusive “Raptor Killer”?   The Chevrolet Reaper   The Ford Raptor