The 800hp Mil-Spec M1-R packs all the options...and gets a $412k price tag

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by Greg Potts | Mar 23, 2021
PHOTO: Mil-Spec Automotive

As we all know, General Motors is preparing for the return of the Hummer with a 1,000hp all-electric ‘supertruck.’ First Edition versions will come fully equipped with every possible piece of tech and will reportedly cost $112,595 (P5.47 million).

But what if you want something that’s far more expensive, much older, and a whole heap more diesel-ey? Well, you’ll be wanting this—the Mil-Spec Automotive M1-R.

The Mil-Spec M1-R Alternative Rear View

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This could also be described as a fully-loaded First Edition, because the R is the first in “a new M1 series of bespoke Hummers,” says Mil-Spec. Now, M1 prices will start at $299,500 (P14.6 million), but the R has every single restomod option applied to it, meaning it’ll set you back a whopping $412,000 (P20 million). Ouch.

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Perhaps the single greatest option is the engine. Mil-Spec uses the 2006 Hummer’s 6.6-liter Duramax diesel, but here it’s rebuilt to produce more than 800hp and 1,625Nm of torque. About enough, one suspects.

The Mil-Spec M1-R Engine

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There are six-piston brakes to stop the thing—probably rather handy given that we’d imagine it still weighs a fair amount, despite the lack of a roof. Oh, and there’s an air-locking differential and Rod Hall long-travel racing suspension, too.

The kevlar-coated exterior remains true to how the H1 has always looked, although here, it’s finished in a custom shade of yellow that’s apparently adapted from the original H1 Competition Yellow. Mil-Spec adds a little bit of metallic flake to the paint as well, just to make sure your ginormous army truck glints under different types of light. How lovely.

The Mil-Spec M1-R Interior

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Thanks to the raised drivetrain, H1s have a vast amount of real estate on the inside. Mil-Spec says it has ripped out every single piece of plastic, replacing it with yellow napa leather, anodized metals, and billet aluminum bits. There’s even an electronic handbrake and dual-zone climate control. We’re not sure it quite shouts ‘ultimate luxury,’ though.

Still, what do we think Internet?

More photos of the Mil-Spec M1-R:

The Mil-Spec M1-R Front

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The Mil-Spec M1-R Rear View

The Mil-Spec M1-R Angled Top View

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The Mil-Spec M1-R Center Console

The Mil-Spec M1-R Driver's Seat

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The Mil-Spec M1-R Steering Wheel

The Mil-Spec M1-R Center Console Alternative Angle

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The Mil-Spec M1-R Passenger Seats

The Mil-Spec M1-R Profile

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The Mil-Spec M1-R Black and Yellow

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

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PHOTO: Mil-Spec Automotive
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