For those GMC Syclone fans out there lusting after a new generation of the famed high-performance pickup, it’s looking like New Jersey-based tuner Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is about to deliver in a major way.
For those of you out there who may be unaware, the original GMC Syclone was produced in 1991 as a go-faster variant of the GMC Sonoma, featuring the turbocharged 4.3L V6 LB4 engine with 280 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The combo catapulted the pickup to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and down the quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 98 mph.
Now, SVE is bringing the nameplate back with a tuned GMC Canyon, essentially creating its own high-powered 2021 GMC Syclone.
This isn’t the first time SVE has dabbled in making a modern Syclone. The tuner debuted a 455-horse Canyon last year complete with Syclone badging, upgraded suspension, and new styling. However, this latest version one-ups the preceding vehicle by replacing the predecessor’s 455-horsepower V6 with a supercharged V8 making upwards 750 horsepower. All that output is routed to the ground by way of all-wheel drive, which means this new GMC Syclone should have the right stuff to satisfy modern performance junkies.
Unfortunately, details on SVE’s latest Canyon-based 2021 GMC Syclone are few and far between, with the tuner simply posting a few teaser videos to its social media outlets. Nevertheless, we do see some black Syclone badging on the tailgate, plus a pair of black exhaust tips. We’re also loving the sound this thing makes when it starts, with a deep rumble that promises plenty of excitement from the go-pedal.
Check out the video below to hear it for yourself.
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