Things just became way more interesting.
Earlier this month we learned that NBA superstar LeBron James will announce Hummer's big return at the Super Bowl in a 30-second TV spot, set to air this Sunday. But instead of a thirsty combustion engine, the reborn Hummer will be an all-electric pickup truck sold through GMC dealerships in North America. In other words, the GMC Hummer. GM has officially revealed the GMC Hummer will have 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and a 0 to 60 mph time of 3 seconds. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale, to compare, has a total output of 986 horsepower. It's also Ferrari's most powerful road car ever.
Theoretically, this amount of power could enable the truck to sprint from 0-60 mph in around 3 seconds, perhaps even faster.
"GMC builds premium and capable trucks and SUVs and the GMC HUMMER EV takes this to new heights," said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. "We are excited to debut our revolutionary zero-emissions truck during the biggest night in TV advertising."
More than likely, the Tesla Cybertruck will be the new Hummer's most significant competitor, both in terms of styling and attitude, as well as power and range. To compare, the range-topping Cybertruck will have 800 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, and a 500-mile range. Expect a 0-62 time of 2.9 seconds. Based on these figures, GM's benchmark is crystal clear.
But unlike the Cybertruck, which sports its own unique platform, GM's new Hummer will ride on a modified version of the BT1 platform which underpins the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, and Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
GM is also moving fast to get its all-electric Hummer truck to market as production is due to get underway in 2021 for a targeted dealership arrival by the end of that year or early 2022. But given the new Hummer's competition and what's possible with a pure battery-electric powertrain, expect one of the all-time great comparison tests between it and the Cybertruck.