There are few things cooler than the 2021 GMC Syclone by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, which was released just last week. It’s a 750 hp throwback to the original GMC Syclone of the 1990s, which was possibly the greatest sleeper of all time. This new car takes much of its inspiration from the old car, both in styling and the fact that it can embarrass most sports cars and many muscle cars. But also like the old one, it’s rare and expensive. Only the new one is really rare and really expensive, according to SVE.
Only 50 will be made, and you’ll have to shell out $79,995, according to information exclusively shared with MC&T from Specialty Vehicle Engineering. This is on top of the 2021 GMC Canyon pickup truck needed to complete the build.
The package requires a 2021 GMC Canyon extended cab in the Elevation trim, with four-wheel-drive and the V6. That’ll likely set you back over $30,000 plus a $10,000 non-refundable deposit before you even send the car to SVE.
On top of it all, there are just two options available. The first is a folding black tonneau cover, priced at $1,295. The other is a custom seat trim package for front and rear seats with a red and white “Syclone V8 Supercharged” logo embroidered on front headrests, which can come in either Jet Black or Cocoa Dune. That’s another $2,495. Considering you’re going to already have to pony up well over $100,000 for a new 2021 GMC Syclone, you might as well go all-in.
Since the truck was announced, SVE tells us that 1/5th of all Syclones have already been spoken for, leaving just 40 left for the rest of us.
Being the company that owns the rights to the “Yenko” name for their 1,000 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro, SVE knows their way around a special edition vehicle, and has built its reputation on quality. The 750 hp sent to all four wheels in the SVE Syclone comes from a supercharged L83 small block V8, and there are numerous handling mods from suspension and dampers to tires. We can’t wait to hear what the 0-60 time is, given the sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 285/45 R20 tires and full-time four-wheel-drive system.