Despite being up on the auction block
, HUMMER still beats with a GM heart, at least as of SEMA '08. The purveyor of over-the-top SUVs says that its H3T
Weekend Warrior concept "demonstrates the added extreme capability and functionality that can be accomplished with the H3T and a few weekends in the garage."
's 5.3-liter Chevy smallblock V-8 gets nearly 70 additional horsepower via upgrades available to the consumer through GM Performance Parts. LS2 cylinder heads, a higher-lift camshaft, and additional engine components are responsible for the horsepower boost, as is a custom 3.5-inch exhaust system.
A beefy race-proven suspension sits on 35-inch-tall (and mpg-destroying) BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires mounted on HUMMER Accessories 20-inch wheels. They say that "the modified suspension improves the H3T's inherent off-road capability, making it the ideal high-speed desert chase truck." Perhaps G. W. Bush could sport this trailblazer in Crawford, Texas, once he has a little more time on his hands come 2009.
Rounding out the outdoorsy mods are a KTM 450 SX-F dirt bike mounted with the H3T's cargo management system, a bed extender, and carry-off cargo boxes. The Baja Orange Metallic custom paint is joined by off-road lamps, a body-color upper grille, and custom hood graphics. Inside the truck is a black leather-trimmed environment with matching orange accent stitching and carbon fiber instrument panel accents.
Hummer may be on its way out, but not without first making a big, bright, blinding orange bang in Vegas.--Colin Mathews
---Make sure you check out our partner sites dedicated to focused news, reviews and more for Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, and the Toyota Prius.