The Hummer H1 by Mil-Spec Automotive is something John Wick would use

It's 'tactical'
by Vijay Pattni | Apr 28, 2019
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If indefatigable master assassin John Wick ever needed a new set of wheels, he needn’t look any further. Because the lining of this…this thing is ‘tactical’.

It has been constructed by a Detroit-based company called Mil-Spec Automotive, and we suspect has rocketed to the top of your very latest nightmare. Welcome to #006: the sixth specially built Hummer Mil-Spec’s done.

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They started with a 1996 four-door H1, and—much like Singer and Redux do with the 911 and E30 M3—stripped it down and put it back together again, only better. They replaced the floorplan with a welded aluminum one. They replaced body panels with specially fabricated aerospace-grade aluminum versions. They even ditched weight wherever necessary, and strengthened up the whole truck.

We’re told the most unique aspect of #006 is the adjustable suspension setup. Mil-Spec’s #002 had air-ride, but this one gets self-levelling and a four-inch ride height adjustment (via airbags at each corner, controllable from within the cabin, of course) for better off-road ground clearance.

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Eight-way adjustable shocks finish off the suspension setup, while Mil-Spec have binned the standard four-wheel drive for a part-time set-up. Under normal loads—say, on road when evading a horde of less-good assassins—it’s rear-drive, engaging the front axle only when you decide to climb up a mountain. We’re told it’ll be quiet inside, though, thanks to better NVH. NVH! In a Hummer!

The engine? There is one. It’s a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel from the 2006 Hummer, rebuilt and reassembled to kick out 500hp and 1,355Nm of torque, which is more than a regular 1996 Hummer would have produced. Do not ask us for a 0-100kph time. A), it really doesn’t matter, and B), we don’t actually know.

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There are mighty tires. It’s finished in black with Kevlar, with semi-gloss trim bits. There’s a bonnet scoop, big bumpers, a winch, and LED light bar. Naturally you can personalize the interior. This one gets…a black interior, with all-weather vinyl replacing the floor carpets. Plus lots of sound deadening. Because screams aren’t fun.

The price? $295,039 (P15 million). As mentioned, it’s the sixth of Mil-Spec’s special Hummer line, and we’re told they’re only building 12 limited edition Hummers. Does thou wanteth one?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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