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Project Syclone

Did you know that back in 1990 we took a GMC Syclone pickup truck and broke the World Record in the flying mile. Despite possessing the aerodynamics of a brick, Banks/GMC Syclone pickup truck topped 210 mph, becoming both the World’s Fastest Pickup Truck and the first pickup to exceed 200 mph!

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

One goes down in history. The other goes down your street – On September 14, 1990, the Syclone LSR from GMC Truck rewrote the record books. In January 1991, GMC Truck introduced the hottest truck ever to roam the planet!

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

In order to reach astronomical speeds, the transmission has extremely low gear ratios. Because of this, these high-speed vehicles require a push vehicle.

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

International land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats – The Flying Mile and Flying Kilometer records were the result of the combined efforts of GMC Truck Division, GM Truck & Bus Group's Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Gale Banks Engineering, Katech Inc. and Delco Electronics.

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone

Banks/GMC Syclone LSR

1990 GMC Syclone