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Inspired by the recently introduced Nightfall Edition Canyon I wanted to finally do the chop I've been putting off.... the Syclone
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Design Study: GMC Syclone


Items altered
-slightly altered lower front fascia
-"slammed" the truck to ride much more sports car like
-bigger rims - matte finish
-badging removal and addition of Syclone decals for
-converted quad cab to an extended cab (shortened length of truck as well)
-cleaned up lower side skirts (removed running boards) and added custom brushed "retro" inspired side skirts in style of original Syclone
-custom brushed back lower bumper to match style of original Syclone
-altered background color to "red" instead of "blue" for added effect.
 

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I'm in! I can't believe that such a successful design was just dropped, way back in 1991, the same year it was launched (yes I know a handful were built in 1992). Dropping this vehicle was as dumb as Lincoln dropping the LS. Well not really. Dropping the Syclone wasn't brand homicide. Dropping the LS was.

What's with auto executives anyway? Halo vehicles are important vastly in excess of their sales numbers. Case in point. I still remember the Syclone. In terms of performance, it was compared to cars like a Ferrari in popular car magazines. That's free advertising....
 

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A buddy of mine bought a new Typhoon in 1991 (I think it's a '91) - still has it to this day. Felt like a rocket! I certainly think there is a place for such a vehicle - I don't think it's much of a stretch to think if someone wants the Midnight appearance package they might want some twin turbo V6 magic to back up the looks.

Plus with Toyota updating their small truck, making a Cyclone will help keep the GM small trucks in the news and build a niche Toyota isn't in. Toyota has a loyal fan base, GM needs all they can do to make a dent. And Ford is waiting in the wings to recapture those Ranger fans too.

Nice chop!
 

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We can only dream I supposed :) Thanks all. It has been in my head since I heard the Canyon was coming back last year.

In any event, glad it won Truck of the Year and we get our "mid-size" truck back to whip on Toyota.
 

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Just another notch on the long pole of missed opportunity's by GM over the years.

Syclone, Typhoon, Grand National even the 454SS still generate more buzz than all the money and engineering that went into the lame SSR.
But like the Aztek GM considers the SSR a success since it hit all of their internal metrics.

How cool would it have been if Chevrolet had a AWD SS based T-truck with the turbo 4.3L and GMC had the Syclone/Typhoon with a 3800 turbocharged for division rivalry?
Heck Olds could have had a W30 Bravada with the supercharged 3800 since there was one designed for the RWD aussie market!
 

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Need a Colorado "Xtreme" edition too.
 
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