1990s z25a

Published on May 8th, 2017 | by BajaBusta


1991: Typhoon Blows in to GMC

If you wanted to haul more stuff, and ass, but did not find the GMC Syclone practical enough, GMC had magic up its sleeve for 1992. The Syclone was a heavily massaged GMC S-model baby pickup powered by a 4.3-liter turbocharged V6 putting down 280 horsepower through a four speed automatic to all four wheels all the time. The Syclone performed 0-60 mph runs in 4.9 seconds, which was terrific.  But it was also a two seater with no trunk utility unless you delivered newspapers in it.  That’s how the Syclone designers intended it to be, so it represented no flaw.  Buy a Suburban if you wanted to haul heavy stuff. In the 1992 model year, GMC brought to market a hot clone of the Syclone turbocharged pickup, called the Typhoon. The Typhoon (pictured here as a 4-door), with the same awe-inspiring powerplant, was somewhat slower than a Syclone for the extra weight demanded by a four door mini Blazer, but it had room for four passengers plus their luggage.


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