This is what it took to make the ‘Free Guy’ premiere’s 1,000hp Warthog a reality

Best video game ride of all time?
by Drei Laurel | Sep 15, 2021
PHOTO: Hoonigan

The real-life Halo Warthog at the Free Guy premiere a couple of weeks ago is easily one of our favorite builds of 2021 so far. Not just because the vehicle is an actual functioning 1,000hp beast, but also because, well, nostalgia.

Based purely on the attention to detail seen at the Warthog’s debut, it’s clear that Hoonigan put a lot of work into making it as true to life as possible. Just how much work? Well, the garage recently uploaded a video breakdown of the full build on its official YouTube channel. Watch:

“We took a Ford V8 like the one in the Hoonicorn, added two turbos to it, and made a little over 1,000hp! But this isn’t a car-show pony—it actually rips,” Hoonigan says on its YouTube channel.

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“With a fully functional off-road racing suspension, active four-wheel steering, our Halo Warthog is a fully capable off-road race truck that can jump, crawl, and do everything you expect from an Ultra4 racing vehicle that you’d find at King of the Hammers.”

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Two turbos and over 1,000 horses. Man, we’re really crossing our fingers hard that this won’t just sit lonely in a warehouse somewhere.

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We reckon that the Halo Warthog won’t be the last video-game-inspired build to come out of Hoonigan. What other famous rides would you like to see them bring to life?

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