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1993 GMC Typhoon

The GMC Typhoon was produced from 1992 through 1993 with a total of 4,697 examples created (2,497 were produced in 1992). They were a high-performance version of the GMC Jimmy SUV and based on the Jimmy. The Typhoon could race from zero-to-sixty in just 5.3 seconds with the quarter-mile run in 14.1 seconds at 95 mph. This was accomplished with the help of a Mitsubishi TD06-17C/8 turbocharger and Garrett Water/Air intercooler attached to a 4.3-liter V6 engine. The powerplant featured performance intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, and a 48mm twin-bore throttle body sourced from the 5.7 liter GM small-block engine. Horsepower was officially rated at 280 HP and 360 lb.-feet of torque. The engine was mated to a GM 700R4 4-speed transmission and a BorgWarner transfer case splitting torque with 35-percent forward and 65-percent to the rear wheels.

The Typhoon had an all-wheel-drive layout with upgraded brakes and a sport-tuned suspension. The Typhoon had an air-operated self-leveling rear suspension.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012

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1993 Typhoon
$29,470-$466,000

Typhoon

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
100.50 in.
6 cyl., 261.98 CID., 280.00hp
$29,470 - $29,470
100.50 in.
6 cyl., 262.40 CID., 280.00hp
$29,470 - $29,470

Industry Production

#1#2#3GMC
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Ford (1,162,256)Chevrolet (895,569)Honda (659,659)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)

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