litre turbodiesel V8
The GMC Terradyne was a powerful looking pickup concept
unveiled at the 2000 Detroit Motor Show.
The concept, which was styled by Carl Zipfel, was a versatile
truck which could be used as family transport as well
as for hauling cargo.
The cab of the Terradyne was located slightly further
forward and higher than was normal for a pickup. This
meant that it had better visibility and also more interior
space without encroaching too much on the cargo space.
At the rear of the GMC Terradyne concept was a 6 foot
long cargo bay. However this could be extended to a full
8 foot thanks to the electrically operated extension which
was built into the bed sides. Smaller items could be carried
in the lockable storage compartments built into the sides
of the cargo bay.
Under the hood of the GMC Terradyne was a 6.6 litre, turbodiesel
V8 which developed 300 horsepower. This was connected
to a five speed automatic transmission and 4WD system.
The engine of the GMC Terradyne could also act as a generator
providing up to 5000 Watts. This feature would have been
especially useful if the vehicle were to have been used
on job sites where there was a lack of mains electricity.
Similar and related vehicles:
GMC Denali XT