• Feb 5, 2007

Produced for only two years, 1992-1993, the GMC Typhoon is still a relative unknown to those outside of the high performance community, but if you own or have ever raced one of the 4,697 unleashed on the street, you will remember what to watch out for.

This example found on eBay looks like one of the few that was not modified and driven to within an inch of it's life; a survivor if you will. The turbocharged and intercooled 4.3 liter V6, probably underrated at 280 horsepower, appears to be unmolested save for the requisite K&N air filter. Many of these trucks have topped 300 horsepower when dyno'd in stock configuration, and acceleration numbers vary from the high 4's to the low 5's in runs to 60 mph, continuing on to a high 13-second quarter-mile.

Check out what a Typhoon does to a C4 Corvette in the video after the jump!

[Source: eBay]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is like an inverse of the strategy used by many street tuners, all go and no show. It is certainly an impressive vehicle for not only its own era but the current one as well, but man is that thing homely.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2: There is a saying in the car collector hobby that goes like this: "all valuable things are rare, but not all rare things are valuable"

      Just because a handful were made does NOT guarantee that it will be worth a lot of money in X years. All rarity really guarantees you is hard to find parts usually. True value requires other elements: reputation of the marque, racing history, status when new, striking and/or beautiful design, etc. In reality, these are a *version* of an existing platform, not a truely distinct model on their own. They are just an option package, and not a stand alone model. While some in the business *cough*B-J!*cough* try to build value around obscure option packages, I doubt that will really work in a rational marketplace in the long run.

      In the end, this thing is still just a truck. A very fast truck, but a truck nonetheless.

      --chuck
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ahh yes. My first speeding ticket (on my 17th birthday, no less) was in a black Typhoon. 92 in a 55. In the rain. Good times.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it because it's a sleeper. Not to many people would know this truck has 280+ HP underhood.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Knew of this guy who saved for years to buy a Typhoon. Find a cherry once and plunked down a lot of cash in the last 90's for it. Went to go see his girlfriend and some bastards flat-bedded it, stripped it, crashed it a little then went joy riding.

      Cops found the car with the criminals in it.
      The owner got nothing since his insurance company wouldn't pay and the punk who stole it had no money.

      Out his money, out his Typhoon, the kicker is to find out the little thief must have made some great friends down in the NYPD and two years later as the criminal case was ending (with no jail time for the driver or his occupents) he joined the NYPD.

      Just goes to show why the general public LOVE cops so much and thinks they are so trustworthy.
      brinks
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet...any word from the SyTy crew on how this stacks up pricewise?
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is one of these sitting in the back lot right next door to my work. Has been there, never moved, since I began working here over a year ago. Don't know the mechanical condition but it looks near pristine from the exterior... oh if I had the money. Might have to go over and inquire as to what it will take to get it off his hands... You do not know how many times I have reached through the fence just to try to touch it. Always loved a sleeper.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The GMC Typhoon is one of the only American cars I truly was in love with at the time. I would totally have owned one of those puppies.... oh, the memories.
      • 8 Years Ago
      steven... i too was 17 when i got my speeding ticket driving a typhoon... weird
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would of sold my left nut to own one of theses back in the day
      • 8 Years Ago
      good to see that autoblog is endorsing street racing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man, some guy on the s10 forum has one built up with like 600hp, i can't even imagine! I'll be happy when my 01 blazer has the 335hp 5.3L in it in a month!
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