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GMC Typhoon Digitally Returns from the Dead With Modern SVE Syclone Fury

Some will gladly say the 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon and 1991 GMC Syclone are the original compact high-performance SUV and pickup truck pair. Well, we are not here to debate the argument, but rather to stoke GM fans with yet another virtual revival.
GMC Typhoon based on SVE Syclone rendering by jlord8 8 photos
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Naturally, we are not going to assume the mantle alone. Instead, here is Jim, the virtual artist better known as jlord8 on social media, as he continues to imagine wonderful new ways of improving our feisty GMC dreams of sporty SUVs. After all, his prolific imagination keeps churning out Syclone and Typhoon rebirths quite regularly.

Just recently, he also added a wishful thinking GMC Sierra Syclone to the cool series of 1990s pickup trucks that never were – alongside the Buick pickup, Olds 442 truck, Trans Am pickup, and even an F-150 Lightning 454 SS! In case anyone did not catch the drift, this pixel master is quite a bit obsessed with the 1980s and 1990s classics…

But that is not necessarily a terrible thing, as he knows how to ponder the CGI affliction with digital projects that have contemporary, modern cues or go back even further into automotive history nether. Anyway, let us also get back to our GMC Typhoon point, which is something the author obviously likes to do, from time to time. So, we have previously seen him play with stuff like a TrailBlazer SS to try and imagine the GMC Typhoon “XL” that never existed.

Now, he decided to circle back to a prior idea when he took the modern SVE (Special Vehicle Engineering) Syclone and dress it up like it was 1991 all over again. This time around, the unsuspecting high-performance conversion morphed a second time into a digital GMC Typhoon revival. Hopefully, a 750-horsepower one, on par with the latest version of the donor vehicle.




Editor's note: Gallery includes official images of SVE Syclone.

 
 
 
 
 

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