When you see a 1993 GMC Typhoon in the streets of Beverly Hills.. you stop and show respect
Rob Dyrdek had to stop and take a picture when he saw a GMC Typhoon. Most people couldn’t tell a Typhoon from a Tsunami but Rob Dyrdek is a true car guy and loves the weird overly ambitious products of a company that at one point believed building the best cars in the world was the way to be successful.
The GMC Typhoon is the lesser known brother of the already not-so-well-known GMC Syclone. The GMC Typhoon and Syclone were sport trucks built on the GMC Jimmy and S15 chassis that used a turbocharged version of the 4.3-liter V6 engine to make 280-horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the ridiculously powerful turbo V6, the Typhoon had all-wheel drive, giving it a 0-60-mph time of about 5.3 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 14.1-seconds at 95-mph. Less than 5,000 Typhoons were sold in 1992 and 1993, and the cars are so rare and desirable that they command $20,000 prices still.
Source: Rob Dyrdek’s Instagram