With the rash of high performance SUVs at the New York International Auto Show like the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Chevrolet Trailblazer SS and Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin we thought we'd showcase one of the originators. The name of the vehicle has been blurred out and the ad came from a magazine in May of 1992. That's plenty of clues. Answer at the link.



GMC Typhoon

The GMC Typhoon was the SUV offspring of the Buick Grand National and GMC Syclone pickup. Using lessons learned from the legendary turbocharged V-6 that powered Buick?s last musclecar and mating that to the 4.3-liter V-6 truck engine along with the all-wheel drive system from the uber-fast Syclone, the GMC S-15 Jimmy transformed into a rocket with sub 5-second 0-60 runs.




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