A New Jersey-based tuner is bringing back one of the most hallowed names in sport truck history, “Syclone,” and fixing them to 100 new GMC Canyons each boasting a healthy 455 horsepower.
Specialty Vehicle Engineering may be better known for its modern Yenko/SC Chevrolet Camaros, but it apparently wants to continue building its reputation on nostalgia with these new 2019 GMC Syclones.
Based on a extended-car midsize Canyon, reports CNET, the trucks come in either 2WD or 4WD, and trade the stock 308-horsepower six for a supercharged 3.6-litre unit that now churns out 455 horsepower, which we’d call more than adequate.
The exhaust note growls out of a new set of pipes, and the pickup’s been lowered, too, by two inches in front and five out back, for handling less akin to a work vehicle and more akin to a performance car.
Front brakes have been upgraded with six-piston discs, and the suspension’s been tricked out with new sway bars, traction bars and shocks, too.
To let people know what you’re running, there’s Syclone badging on the doors and tailgate; a power bulge on the hood; rocker panel extensions; and colour-keyed grille and bumper pieces. Four 20-inch wheels round out the look, along with a set of custom-trimmed seats.
While the Sonoma-based Syclone of 1991 was famous for being made available only in black – well, and for being able to pull off zero-to-100 km/h sprints under 5.0 seconds, which is good for a truck even today – the 2019 resurrection comes in any stock Canyon colour you would ask for. Though, really, you’re going to want it in black, let’s be honest.
SVE will be making the 2019 GMC Syclone available through U.S. GMC dealerships, though you might not like the price. The firm is charging US$39,995 for the conversion, which means when you include the price of the donor truck, you’re looking at at least US$70,000 or so.
GMC built 2,995 Syclones back in ’91, but Specialty Vehicle Engineering is limiting its production run to just 100.
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