In the world of aftermarket muscle car performance, Specialty Vehicle Engineering of Toms River, New Jersey are some of the best. You may know them from their work with the 1,000 horsepower Yenko S/C Camaro, but the company has just teased something very exciting for muscle truck enthusiasts. Could we interest you in a 750 horsepower supercharged 2021 GMC Syclone?
According to SVE, the company is currently working on bringing a 750 horsepower version of their 2021 GMC Syclone to market. That is quite a leap in performance from their current offering, which doles out a healthy 455 horsepower. While we don’t have much information about the truck quite yet, we do have a video of one sounding rather raucous at idle. We can’t say for sure, but we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there is an LT5 V8 borrowed from the C7 ZR1 stuffed under the hood of this Canyon. Or perhaps a de-tuned version of their LT1-based 1,000 horsepower motor currently found in the 2020 Yenko Camaro.
When the original GMC Syclone debuted for the 1991 model year, it immediately became an American classic due to its low production number of just 2,995 units.. The small sports truck was based on the GMC Sonoma, but it was far from a standard mid-sizer. Under the hood sat a turbocharged and intercooled version of the 4.3 L LB4 V6 engine, which produced 280 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.That was enough grunt to send the GMC Syclone from a stop to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, before continuing to run the quarter-mile run in 13.4 seconds at 98 mph. This made the Syclone the fastest production truck in the world at the time, handily outpacing Corvettes and Ferraris of its era. It was also the first truck to be sold with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, which owners were likely grateful for at the end of the drag strip.
The sports truck market may not be what it once was, but we are glad to see that Specialty Vehicle Engineering is continuing the Syclone’s legacy. With that much power under the hood, we won’t be surprised to learn that this truck will once again bear the title of world’s fastest. As more information surrounding the truck becomes available, we share it with you here.