GMC Syclone

The early '90s saw a bit of a sports car renaissance, but despite their evolving performance, few of those two-door coupes could hold a candle to GMC's regular cab Syclone. The Sonoma on steroids donned a Borg Warner all-wheel-drive system, low-slung sports suspension, limited-slip diff, and bolted on 14 psi worth of turbocharger to its 4.3-liter Vortec V6. It sprinted like a man on fire.

The Syclone hard-lined 280 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque to the ground and disposed of the zero to 60 mph dash in just 5.3 seconds. That's quick for today and unthinkable in 1991 terms. In fact, Car and Driver stacked a Syclone up against a Ferrari 348 in a quarter mile drag race. The Syclone won.

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