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Check Out The Launch Edition H1: The Rebuilt Hummer

Check Out The Launch Edition H1: The Rebuilt Hummer

The Launch Edition H1 is the rebuilt Hummer that G-Class owners wish they could afford.

If you’re into off-road luxury vehicles, you have few American options. You can get a Jeep Trailhawk, although that’s more about performance than real luxury, or you can go across the pond and pick up a Mercedes G-Class or a Range Rover. Both are certainly luxurious and both definitely have proven their off-road chops.

But if those international car tariffs suddenly go through, then you might be looking at tens of thousands more spent on your quest for a comfy off-roader. If only there was a truly American off-road luxury SUV.

Well, worry no more. Mil-Spec Automotive has you covered in the most American car since the Ford Model T.

via Mil-Spec Automobiles
via Mil-Spec Automobiles

They call it the Launch Edition H1. As you may have already guessed just by looking at it, it’s a Hummer. But it has no association to the god-awful creations from General Motors that were sold as civilian versions of the military vehicle. This is the real deal, lovingly converted and re-made in Wichita Kansas into the luxury military SUV that every former general wished they could own.

Mil-Spec starts with an old-school H1, takes it apart to its component pieces, and remakes the car with all-new parts and a fresh coat of powder. Then, a new engine is installed: a Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 capable of outputting 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft. It’ll need that power since the final product weighs close to 7,500 lbs.

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Zero to sixty is accomplished in a fast but reserved 6.8 seconds, with top speed electronically limited to 105 mph.

On the inside, the luxury truly stands out with a fully aluminum interior accented with leather furnishings. The vast space that would normally transport a squad of fully armed soldiers still feels vast even as it’s filled with modern luxuries like a JL audio system, LED lighting, backup cameras, and USB charging ports in both the front and rear passenger compartments.

The Launch Edition comes in five configurations: four-door hardtop pickup, slantback, wagon, SUV (which is a slightly higher-roofed wagon), or as a two-door hardtop extended bed pickup.

For the privilege of owning this rebuilt military-spec SUV, you’ll need $218,499 burning a hole in your pocket. And that price does not include the cost of finding an H1 for Mil-Spec to take apart and rebuild for you.

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