Hummer is coming back. This time, it’s …oddly true to its name? The GMC Hummer EV looks to be an electric super truck with outrageous specs. All we can see so far is the grille. We’re scratching our heads though, because the General (not AM, Motors) is promising mega performance.
GMC has a run of teaser ads set for the Super Bowl this weekend. The idea behind the campaign is a notion of “quiet revolution”. What that means specifically for the Hummer EV is a truck that can silently deliver 0-60 runs of three seconds, 1,000 horsepower, and… wait for it, 11,500 pound-feet of torque.
Now, those figures are all estimates. And we have no idea where or how GMC is measuring the torque figure. But it’s certainly possible when measured at the wheel and with proper gearing. Still, we want to know a lot more about that figure.
Regardless, it’s interesting to see the revival of the Hummer name. And it’s wild to see it applied (albeit in an oddly fitting manner) to an electric vehicle. The Super Bowl spot runs this weekend. The full reveal of the GMC Hummer EV happens on May 5th. So stay tuned.