Typhoon is a limited-production 2door compact sport/utility with a difference. It’s a powerhouse performer designed to showcase a blend of performance and refinement.
For openers, under the hood throbs a turbocharged version of GMC’s 4.3-liter V6 engine. In the Typhoon, the engine is worth a whopping 2BS horsepower and 360 ft.-lb. of torque. A 4-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive are charged with getting the power out-and they do this job well enough to get to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
A heavy-duty radiator with engine- and transmission-oil coolers helps keep things cool under the hood. Other standard equipment includes 4-wheel antilock brakes and P245/50VR16 high-performance all-season radial tires. An independent front suspension with torsion bars and a solid axle with leaf springs and electronic load leveling in the rear help smooth out the ride. The awd features a viscous coupling to help deliver maximum traction on any road surface, as well as enhanced cornering ability. Under normal, dry conditions, torque split is 35% front/65% rear. Refinement is provided via new standard features such as a retuned rear suspension that delivers better road feel, reduced harshness and increased lateral acceleration. Special interior appointments and options include a leather-trim power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and a stereo system with a CD player.
|Price Range $28,500-$30,000|
|Body Style/Seating 2-Door/5|
|Engine OHV 4.3-liter Turbo V6|
|Suspension (f/r) A-Arm/Solid Axle|
|Wheelbase 100.5 in.|
|Length/Width/Ht 170.3/68.2/60.0 in.|
|Track (f/r) 57.7/58.0 in.|
|Brakes (f/r) Disc/Drum, ABS|
|Min. Curb Weight 3800 lb.|
|Max. Cargo Capacity 67.2 Cu. ft.|
|Ground Clearance 7.1 in.|
|Max Towing Rating Not Recommended|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy.) 15/19 mpg|
|Restraint System Active Seatbelts|