You Can Buy A Reborn Hummer H1 Right Now


The Launch Edition H1 could be the perfect SUV. And it's powered by Duramax.

No one has been able to buy a brand new Hummer H1 since 2006, the year production of the SUV icon ended. Real Hummer enthusiasts wouldn’t touch an H2 or, far worse in their eyes, the H3, with a pole of any size. And that was that. No more new H1s, until now that is. Wichita, Kansas-based Mil-Spec Automotive (MSA) has just revealed its Launch Edition H1, a custom-built Hummer that takes all of the best traits from the original and ditches all of the worst.

“We spent two years researching, designing, and developing prototypes in our quest to build the perfect truck and we have achieved our goal with our Launch Edition,” said Adam Mitchell, MSA CEO. Encouragingly, the reborn H1 starts with an existing original donor that’s been completely stripped to its bare frame, and then rebuilt with all-new parts. After a proper inspection by the 12-person team, the donor H1 is reborn with an aircraft-grade aluminum body, ceramic underbody and engine bay coating, and even a special textured body coating. There’s also heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, LED lighting and some insanely cool military-style alloy wheels.

You Might Also Like
10 Cars That Would Be Way Better With Turbos
10 Cars That Would Be Way Better With Turbos
8 Unusual Materials Used In Car Exteriors
8 Unusual Materials Used In Car Exteriors

The interior is decked out with lots of luxury, such as marine-grade hand-stitched leather, upgraded seats, a premium audio system, and plenty of other premium updates. The original and underpowered engine is also dropped, replaced by a new Duramax 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8 with 500 hp and – wait for it – a bonkers 1,000 lb-ft of torque, paired with an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. Zero to 60 mph happens in a claimed 6.8 seconds and there’s an electronically-controlled top speed of 105 mph. There’s also a four-wheel independent suspension.

MSA says five configurations are available: four-door hardtop pickup, hardtop slant-back, hardtop wagon, hardtop SUV, or a two-door hardtop pickup with an extended bed. Parking, as it always was, won’t be easy, but we doubt that will be a deal breaker for anyone ready to pony up nearly $220,000 for the Launch Edition H1.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

What's Hot