A Halo fan decided to build his own Warthog completely on his own. And it looks amazing.
If you’re of a certain age and owned a Microsoft Xbox game console, then you probably have fond memories of Halo and rolling around in a Warthog ATV. The Warthog has been a fixture of the entire Halo series for over a decade, with many a young gamer lamenting it’s seemingly endless capacity to roll over and murder the occupants.
Luckily, the real-life version isn’t nearly as unstable. In fact, it’s built very much like the tank it’s supposed to be.
We have Bryant Havercamp (by way of Barcroft Cars) to thank for spending his time and hard-earned money creating this incredible Warthog replica. Bryant spent 5-and-a-half years and over ten thousand of his own dollars fabricating his Warthog using old-fashioned welding and new-fashioned 3D printing to get the job done. And he did it all by himself.
To start, Bryant purchased an old, stripped-down 1984 Chevy K10 chassis. Next, he bought an equally old Chevy 350 engine and rebuilt it a total of three times throughout the course of manufacturing the Warthog.
Next, he built a roll cage out of wrought iron that served as the basis for the rest of the bodywork to adhere to. Most of the bodywork is made from steel with structural components made out of iron. We don’t have an estimate for just how heavy this Warthog is, but it’s probably a very heavy vehicle.
Top speed is estimated to be roughly 85 mph.
A clamshell hood reveals the heavily rebuilt engine, along with a hydraulic steering setup to actually turn the front wheels. LED headlights, turn signals, and high beams allow the Warthog to be driven on the road legally, and there’s even a rearview camera for backing up (it’s a little difficult to see behind you with the Warthog’s high back).
The interior still needs a bit of work, with open wires and jagged panels everywhere, but it’s functional. There’s a speedometer and fuel gauge and everything works as required. There’s even a set of airbags and 4-point racing harnesses on the front chairs.
Bryant estimates his Warthog could sell for as much as $100,000 to the right Halo fan (and once he’s completely finished his build). That sounds like a lot, but who knows? Gamers can spend a lot for game memorabilia, and so far this is the only Warthog in existence.