Wow, when we woke up this morning, the last thing we expected to hear as that Specialty Vehicle Engineering was resurrecting the fabled GMC Syclone! A truck that your author grew up admiring, and to this day, is still a vehicle on my bucket list, it was certainly interesting and welcomed news.
The original was a one-year only model, built in 1991 off of the GMC Sonoma, and utilized a 280hp, 4.3L V6 and AWD. In optimal circumstances, the truck was known to rocket through the 1320′ well into the 13-second zone. It was fast for its time, and was enough to put the Ferrari flagship of the day in its place.
For the new one, SVE has taken a slightly different approach; building the vehicles entirely third-party at their facility, and offering them with a supercharged 3.6L V6 engine, and in 2WD and AWD. Read more from their official release on the truck below!
2019 SYCLONE™ LIMITED EDITION 455HP SPORT TRUCK
Toms River, NJ, April 15th, 2019 – Specialty Vehicle Engineering is pleased to announce the 2019 SYCLONE, the most Iconic Performance Truck ever, now powered by a 455HP supercharged 3.6L V-6 engine. Only 100 Limited Edition, outrageously fast, 2019 SYCLONE Sport Trucks will be built, based off the 2019 GMC Canyon 2WD and 4WD extended cab truck, in all factory colors, and numbered from 1-100.
To properly balance the awesome power of the Supercharged 3.6L V-6, the SYCLONE includes a High Performance Brake Upgrade that features 6 – Piston Forged Front Calipers (stock is 4) in red, w/blackSYCLONE graphics, and two-piece 13.6” diameter (stock is 12.2”) Slotted Front Rotors, to provide serious stopping power. Handling is enhanced by the addition of our Sport Suspension Package that lowers the truck 2” up front, 5” in the rear, and includes HD Traction Bars, HD Spring Bushings, Higher-Rated Front and Rear Performance Shock Absorbers, and a HD Rear Sway Bar.
A Stainless Steel Cat-Back Dual Exit Exhaust System increases performance while providing a true sports car-like sound. Additional performance upgrades include 20” x 9” front and rear 5 spoke Alloy Wheels w/SYCLONE graphics on one spoke, and Y-rated front and rear performance tires.
Exterior features include unique OEM-Quality Composite Hood Insert w/455HP Chrome and Red Badges, Body-Color Composite Rocker Panel Extensions, OEM-Quality SYCLONE Door and Tailgate Badges, Body Color Front Grill Surround, Grill Bars, and Rear Bumper.
Interior upgrades include Custom Seat Trim Package featuring red SYCLONE Graphics Embroidered on Seat Back, Custom Front Floor Mats w/red SYCLONE Logo Embroidered on Mats, numbered SYCLONEDash Plaque (1-100) with 455HP called out, and two SYCLONE numbered Key Fobs. Each of these100 vehicles will include a numbered Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin.
For More Information contact Specialty Vehicle Engineering at (732) 240-3696 ext. 173 or visit www.specialtyvehicleengineering.com
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.