Truck enthusiasts are probably familiar with this name, a name that was used for a special version of the Silverado truck five years ago. A group of engineers from Southern Comfort Automotive designed a completely reworked version of the base model, which became Raptor’s toughest competitors. Latest reports suggest we are about to see this model once again. However, things will be a little bit different this time, considering that the new 2022 Chevy Reaper will come directly from the factory. It looks like GM is finally about to offer a real competitor to the lonely Ford Raptor, which really doesn’t have a decent rival at the moment.
- Excellent off-road capabilities
- Upgrades styling
- Powerful V8
- Still waits for the official confirmation
Though it might sound unreal, GM could actually take a lot of inspiration from a group of enthusiasts of a small automotive company. So, we can presume in which direction the 2022 Chevy Reaper would go. Of course, it will be a modified, off-road version of the popular truck, which will come with a lot of mechanical and aesthetic rework. Of course, chassis is the first thing that comes to our minds. Expect a completely new suspension setup, along with lots of other upgrades. In terms of aesthetics, this model should come with a lot of unique details that will emphasize its super-capable character. In practice, this would mean lots of new bodywork, as well as unique color options, plenty of accessories etc.
The 2022 Chevy Reaper’s cabin should also come with a bunch of upgrades. Of course, the base interior layout will remain the same. This model will definitely come with two rows of seating, but with a completely new sports seats. Count on unique color schemes, as well as on numerous sporty details that will make the truck more attractive. Finally, an exclusive list of standard features will be another thing that separates 2022 Chevy Reaper from other Silverado models.
Chevrolet currently doesn’t have a V6 engine that can compete with the Raptor’s 450-hp V6 unit. So, eight cylinders seem like a natural choice. We are pretty sure that the 2022 Chevy Reaper will come with a familiar 6.2-liter V8. However, we expect to see a different version than the one that powers standard Silverado models. We count on the same version that powers Chevy Camaro and Corvette models, a version that is good for about 455 horsepower. Moreover, we could easily see further upgrades, so a max output could easily go up to 500 hp, or even more.
2020 Chevy Reaper Release Date and Price
The 2022 Chevy Reaper is still in a domain of theory. We are waiting to hear something from the officials, something that would clearly indicate the arrival of this model. If it arrives, we are pretty sure it will go in the same price range as the Raptor, which means around $50,000.