For those readers who may be unaware, the new GMC Syclone is produced by New Jersey-based tuner Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), which takes the factory 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation to all-new heights thanks to a long list of upgrades and extras.
The star of the show is under the hood, where SVE outfits the new Syclone with the 5.3L V8 L83 gasoline engine. The engine is blueprinted, balanced, and stuffed with a race-quality rotating assembly, including a forged crank, forged H-beam rods, and forged aluminum pistons. The head was modified for extra flow, while ARP high-strength head and main studs were used as well.
On top of all this goodness is SVE’s centrifugal supercharger system, as well as an upgraded high- and low- pressure fuel system and high-flow injectors. The boost is chilled by an air-to-water intercooler, while spent gasses are routed through a custom stainless steel exhaust system and high-flow catalytic converters.
Put your foot down, and this thing doles out a heady 750 ponies, all of which are sent to the pavement by way of a beefed-up 8L90E automatic transmission, which gets a custom high-stall torque converter, as well as a full-time AWD system and heavy-duty driveshafts. That’s super-car-levels of output, with a pickup body plopped on top.
Complementary modifications include high-performance brakes, a lowered suspension, a heavy-duty rear sway bar, a heavy-duty traction bar, and new bushings.
Of course, a machine like this has to look the part as well, and to that end the 2021 GMC Syclone is gussied up with new rocker panel extensions, unique six-spoke 20-inch wheels wrapped in Nitto rubber, a new hood insert, and a variety of badging bits as well. Buyers can also opt for the optional leather seat trim, if desired.
Check out this modern monster in the brief video below: