Late last month, GM Authority posted a modern GMC Syclone rendering, showing the iconic go-fast truck with contemporary styling and design cues. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive, with 87 percent of poll responses answering in the affirmative when asked if they would consider buying our modernized Syclone. Now, we’re back at it with a new GMC Syclone Marlboro Edition rendering.
Just as a refresher, the original GMC Syclone was produced in the early ‘90s as a high-performance iteration of the GMC Sonoma pickup truck. With a turbo V6 and grippy AWD system, the original Syclone was surprisingly quick for its time, blitzing the 0-to-60 mph sprint in the low-four-second range, and the quarter mile in the low 13’s at just under 100 mph.
The truck proved so popular, the Marlboro cigarette company built a batch of special edition models as a special giveaway, adding special graphics and a custom targa top conversion by ASC. Further upgrades included a lowered stance, new wheels, and Simpson five-point harnesses inside the cabin.
Naturally, we had to do our own version with our modernized GMC Syclone rendering. While there’s nothing to indicate that this truck will ever be built in real life, especially with marketing for a cigarette company added to the exterior body panels, it’s a fun design exercise all the same.
Similar to our original modernized GMC Syclone rendering, this new Marlboro Edition is based on the current second-generation GMC Canyon, and comes with a new fascia, new trim, a new stance, and wider fenders. The badging is new as well, as are the wheels, which are now finished in black.
Under the hood, we’re imagining a supercharged variant of the 3.6L V6 LGZ engine, which could produce upwards of 500 to 600 horsepower.
Does this new GMC Syclone Marlboro Edition rendering bring that unfiltered thrill you’re looking for, or does it leave a bad taste in your mouth? Let us know by voting in the poll, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Syclone news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.