GMC Typhoon The Legendary Performance Machine | All About 1992 GMC Typhoon

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GMC Typhoon

The word Typhoon is derived from the Chinese word Tai(Strong) and Fung(Wind). And GMC considered using it for the massive SUV with a Strong Engine and rugged look and named it GMC Typhoon. This is how the world got the first GMC Typhoon in 1992. The SUV was based on the 1991 GMC Jimmy which was the bestseller for the company for around 2 generations. The GMC Jimmy was manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet and GMC from the 1983 through 2005 model year.

GMC Typhoon Engine and Performance

Just like the bigger sibling GMC Syclone, the Typhoon was powered by a 4.3 L LB4 V6 engine with unique pistons, main caps, head gaskets, intake manifolds, fuel system, exhaust manifolds, and a 48mm twin-bore throttle body from the 5.7 L GM Small-Block engine. The engine on the high-performance SUV is able to generate 280 hp (209 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 N⋅m) of torque.

Talking about the performance of this amazing SUV, it needs to be tested alongside the Cherokee which is an SUV with no down points but the Typhoon can easily beat Ferrari 348ts or the Ford Mustang V-8 at any instance. Yes, we are serious about the SUV when the test by the CarandDriver team was accelerated from 0-60Mph(97kmph) in lighting 5.3 sec. The quarter-mile comes up in just 14.1 seconds at 95 mph. Although the speed by the authorities is restricted to 124Mph the team could not get the top speed numbers. But who drove the SUV faster than that.

60 mph 5.3 sec
100 mph 16.2 sec
120 mph 40.0 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph 2.9 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph 4.1 sec
¼-mile 14.1 sec @ 95 mph
Top speed 124 mph

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GMC Typhoon Design And Dimensions

GMC Typhoon

The 2-door mid-size SUV is based on the self-leveling rear suspension which would inflate air bladders to offset rear-end sag when the SUV was loaded up with heavy cargo. The Typhoon was available in Forest Green Metallic, Radar Blue, Raspberry Metallic, Frost While, Royal Blue Metallic, Aspen Blue, Bright Teal, Apple Red, Garnet Red, and black. Tire duties are assigned to Firestone Firehawk SVX with 11.9-invented disc/11.2-in drum Brakes.

Talking about the dimensions of the High-performance SUV has a wheelbase of 2552.7mm with its 1524mm of height. The total weight of the powerful machine weighs 1733 kg and still, it was the fastest in its running years. Cabin comfort and space is the main thing user will look for in an SUV and GMC know that better and made the Passenger volume 91 ft3 and the Cargo Volume 28 ft3.

Wheelbase 2552.7mm
Length 4325 mm
Width 1732 mm
Height 1524mm
Curb weight 1733 kg

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GMC Typhoon Price

The GMC Typhoon was available for the Price of $29,790 which was fair for its looks and of course the overwhelming performance. After all, it can beat Ferrari and Mustangs. And the SUV has much more things to offer for the price it was offered at because that’s what you pay in luxury tax on some Bentleys and Ferraris. Everyone wants GMC Typhoon to make it to the market again very soon and today’s generation must see the powerful machines 90’s kids had.

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