This Is What The Hummer EV's Crab Walk Looks Like In Real Life

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This could come in handy on the highway.

As well as its insane performance and impressive range, one of the GMC Hummer EV's most-talked-about features is its Crab Mode. This system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels to increase its agility, allowing the Hummer EV to move diagonally like a crab. GMC has shown off the Hummer EV's Crab Mode in CGI video simulations, but we haven't seen what it looks like in real life - until now.

While stuck in traffic in Moab, Utah, someone spotted a pre-production Hummer EV Pickup prototype out on the road and started filming.

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Perhaps realizing they are being filmed, the test driver activates the Hummer EV's Crab Mode and starts dancing for the camera, using all four wheels to move into the next lane. The Crab Mode is designed primarily for use off-road as it allows the Hummer EV to maneuver around obstacles more easily.

But, as this video shared on Instagram shows, it can also come in handy on the highway when you need to change lanes. This could become a common sight on highways when deliveries for the Hummer EV Edition 1 start later this year. Like the model we recently saw doing powdered donuts in the snow, the prototype is missing some design elements such as the wheel arches, side skirts, and chrome exterior trim.

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Judging from the mud covering the bodywork and tires, it looks like the prototype endured a lot of punishment during an off-road trail in the Moab desert.

Starting at $112,595, the sold-out Edition 1 variant uses a triple electric motor setup generating a combined 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque while offering 350 miles of range on a single charge. Using a fast charger, 100 miles of range can be added in ten minutes. The standard two-motor variant starts at $ $79,995 and is expected to arrive in spring 2023.

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