The GMC Syclone was produced at a limited production pick up truck in collaboration with Production Automotive Services in Michigan. Although production was planned to continue into 1992, only 3 were built, on one of the 3 was used for crash testing. During testing by automotive magazines, acceleration was compared to the likes of the Corvette, although most people remember it being faster than the Ferrari 348.
The 4.3-liter engine was turbocharged, water/air intercooled, and produced 280 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. Other upgrades included hypereutectic pistons, nodular iron main caps, upgraded head gaskets, intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, and a 48mm twin-bore throttle body from the 5.7 L GM Small-Block engine. All Syclones and Typhoons had a 4L60 4-speed automatic transmission. A BorgWarner 4472 all-wheel-drive transfer case splits torque with 35% of the power going to the front and 65% of power to the rear wheels.
This particular truck has been owned by the same family since new. First the son and then his father. The truck has just 52,000 miles since new and still retains its original paint from the factory that still has an excellent finish! It’s been garage kept and loved since new. The interior is all original and very well preserved. It looks like something you would see in a vehicle that is a few years old, not 30 years old. The modifications include a boost controller, an extra fan for the heat exchanger, and pillar gauges. The truck is a pleasure to drive and has cold AC.
If you are looking for a collectible vehicle from the 1990s, these trucks will be an excellent investment down the road. They are quite rare as are collectible American vehicles in general from this era.