But it's arguably even more special.
If you were a performance truck fan in the 1990s, doubtless you'll remember the GMC Syclone - a turbocharged, 280-horsepower version of the GMC Sonoma that was, at the time, the quickest production truck in the world, with a 0-to-60 time of just 4.3 seconds.
Of course, 280 horsepower isn't going to cut it in today's world, which is why this modern-day Syclone, built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, packs a supercharged V8 with a 750-horsepower wallop. If you're a regular reader of this site, you might already have know that, as we reported on the new 2021 SVE V8 AWD Syclone last week. But what you probably didn't know is the price.
Now, thanks to Muscle Cars & Trucks, we can report that this 750-horsepower SVE Syclone will wear a $79,995 price tag, not including the cost of the donor 2021 GMC Canyon. That donor truck, which has to be an extended cab, short bed Canyon SLE 4x4 with the optional Elevation package, will set you back another $36,840, bringing the total price to around $117,000. That's substantially above the base price of a Porsche 911.
Of course, the 911 isn't nearly so special, nor limited. Specialty Vehicle Engineering plans to build just 50 examples of this new Syclone, each with a blueprinted L83 V8 with a forged rotating assembly, higher-flow heads, and an OEM-quality centrifugal supercharger.
It's also worth noting that even with its lofty price tag, one-fifth of SVE's fifty-truck production run is already spoken for, leaving just 40 trucks for the rest of us.
And that's without even knowing what the performance is like, although on that front, we likely have nothing to worry about. Given that Specialty Vehicle Engineering is the company with the rights to the legendary "Yenko" name, we don't imagine its 750-horsepower, four-wheel-drive Syclone will have any difficulty in the get-up-and-go department.
Its lowered suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires can't hurt.