New Jersey-based tuner Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is giving its 750-hp mid-size pickup truck an encore.

The truck is SVE's modern version of the GMC Syclone, based on the current GMC Canyon. SVE launched its Syclone in 2019 with a 455-hp supercharged V-6, then swapped that for a 750-hp supercharged V-8 for 2021. Production was limited to 50 trucks, but SVE now plans to build 50 more for the 2022 model year.

As before, the muscle is provided by a General Motors' L83 5.3-liter V-8, which also produces 600 lb-ft of torque. The engine sports an aluminum block, forged internals, custom cylinder heads, a high-flow fuel system, and a high-flow stainless steel exhaust. It powers all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2022 GMC Canyon Syclone by Specialty Vehicle Engineering

2022 GMC Canyon Syclone by Specialty Vehicle Engineering

SVE also upgrades the suspension, lowering the ride height, and adding new bushings and a heavy-duty rear sway bar. The company equips the Syclone with 6-piston front brake calipers and 13.6-inch front rotors, but uses stock rear brakes. The 20-inch wheels are wrapped in Nitto NT420V 275/54R20 tires front and rear.

Styling changes include a vented hood, customer rocker panels, "Syclone" badging, and prominent dual exhaust tips. The interior gets dressed up with an available leather package, new floor mats, and a numbered dash plaque.

The original 1991 GMC Syclone had a turbocharged 4.3-liter V-6 instead of a V-8, but when it launched, this tuned GMC Sonoma was still the quickest-accelerating vehicle from 0-60 mph, at just under 4.5 seconds. GMC later used the same formula to create the Typhoon SUV, but soon gave up on muscle trucks. Today's GMC Canyon AT4 focuses on off-roading, as does the upcoming GMC Hummer EV, although the latter also has a claimed 0-60 mph time of 3.0 seconds.