Specialty Vehicle Engineering has tried to revive the legendary 2020 GMC Syclone as a future pickup muscle trucks. In the past, precisely in the 1991 era, GMC Syclone had become one of the coolest and most powerful pickup trucks on the market ever made by the Detroit manufacturer. Powered by a turbocharged V6 engine, the 1991 GMC Syclone is capable of cranks out 280 horsepower with a 0-60 mph sprint can be done in just 4.3 seconds. It’s claimed to be much faster than the Ferrari 348ts in the same year. Unfortunately, General Motors has never again built GMC Syclone until now.
Based on the 2019 GMC Canyon 2WD and 4WD extended cab truck, Specialty Vehicle Engineering now brings back the Syclone with a more capable and more reliable performance. Previously this engineering company has also made a big breakthrough by introducing the 2019 835HP Stage I and 1000HP Stage II Yenko/SC® Corvette. Speaking of its engine specs, the 2020 GMC Syclone Sport Trucks are equipped with a new performance tuning package that is fully based on the 308-HP Canyon naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine, but it’s now gets a new supercharged to make 455 horsepower from under its hood.
No less important, the 2020 GMC Syclone is also equipped with a High-Performance Brake Upgrade in order to provide good balance for its 455-HP Supercharged 3.6-liter V6 engine. The high-performance brake upgrades include six-piston forged front-calipers with red & w/black SYCLONE graphics (stock cars only get four-piston front calipers), and two-piece 13.6-inch diameter slotted front-rotors (stock cars only has a 12.2-inch size). Specialty Vehicle Engineering has claimed that this braking component upgrade is able to provide a more reliable braking rate.
As for improving its handling, the new Syclone muscle trucks have adopted Sport Suspension Package by lowering the truck by 2.0-inches at the front and 5.0-inches at the rear. In addition, there are also a number of other performance equipment that further enhance its handling capabilities, including the Higher-Rated front & rear performance shock absorbers, HD traction bars, HD rear sway bar, and HD spring bushings. The 2020 GMC Syclone is claimed to have sound like a true sports car, thanks to the use of a New Stainless Steel Cat-Back Dual-Exit Exhaust System.
Specialty Vehicle Engineering provided several significant changes and a subtle touch to its exterior design, including embedding unique OEM-quality composite hood insert w/455HP chrome & red badges, OEM-quality SYCLONE door & tailgate badges, and body-color composite rocker panel extensions. In addition, the grill bar and rear bumper designs has also been modified. Apart from that, the 2020 GMC Syclone ride on upgraded 20×9-inci front and rear 5 spoke alloy-wheels w/SYCLONE graphics on one-spoke wrapped in Y-rated front-rear performance tires.
Moving into the cabin, there are several upgrades to the interior, including the Custom Seat Trim Package with a red SYCLONE Graphics embroidered on its seat back, Custom Front Floor Mats w/red SYCLONE Logo Embroidered on Mats, two SYCLONE numbered Key Fobs, and numbered SYCLONE Dash Plaque (1-100) with 455HP called out.
No word on a release date, but the 2020 GMC Syclone will only be built as many as 100 units “As The Most Iconic Performance Truck Ever” and can be ordered directly via the local GMC dealers in the United States. Speaking of its official pricing details, the new high-performance GMC Syclone trucks will be priced at $39,995, but that is only the price tag for a Syclone package. So, the total starting price for the 2020 GMC Syclone is expected to be around $63,000, according to a recent report.
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