A rare hard to find limited production only 2,995 built GMC Syclone
0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and the quarter-mile in (13.9 sec @ 104.2
mph. It was, and still is, one of the fastest pickup trucks ever
sold. Back in 1991, it was the quickest production car or truck on
the market. Even by today's standards, it can hold its own against
the quickest trucks out there.
The recipe for the 1991 GMC Syclone was simple: take a small
lightweight pickup truck and cram a 280 horsepower, 4.3-liter
turbocharged V6 that made
350 lb-ft of torque (big numbers at the time). The 4.3-liter V6 was
connected to a Mitsubishi TD06-17C 8 cm� turbocharger under the
hood. EPA ratings were 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
The only transmission available was a 4-speed 4L60 (700R4)
automatic. At the time, it was one of the few transmissions that GM
had in its inventory that worked with this unique setup. The
all-wheel-drive (AWD) transfer case was a Borg-Warner which divided
torque 35% to the front wheels and 65% to the rear.
The 1991 GMC Syclone was one of the first production truck to come
equipped with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. It had front discs and rear
drums. Handling was considered, for a truck, to be excellent. Many
owners still auto-cross the GMC Syclone and its SUV brother, the
This is still a truck and, as such, it has some utility. There is a
six-foot bed, but the payload capacity is only rated at 500-lbs.
Towing with a vehicle like this is not recommended; however, if it
must be done, the
1991 GMC Syclone can tow up to 2,000 lbs.