Mil-Spec's New Custom Hummer Looks Ready To Embrace The Dark Side
26 April 2019 - motor1
This mean, restomodded SUV combines style, utility, and performance into a single package.
Mil-Spec Automotive continues to create impressively restomodded Hummer H1s, and the firm's newly completed sixth example now shows off its dark aesthetic. The vehicle is part of Mil-Spec's Launch Edition lineup of building 12 customized Hummers from 2018 to 2020. This one cost the buyer $295,039.
Like Mil-Spec's other creations, the team replaces the original floorpan with a more rigid aluminum piece. All of the body panels are now aerospace-grade aluminum, too. The new Hummer rides on an eight-way adjustable air suspension that offers four inches of ride-height tweaks from within the cabin.
To match the mean look, there's a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel that makes 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 Newton-meters) of torque. The power runs through a six-speed automatic gearbox with strengthening to take the ample output. A two-speed transfer case and ARB air locker on the rear axle means this rig should be able to crawl through just about anything. A set of Wilwood brakes with 12.25-inch slotted/drilled rotors help slow down the big rig.
The buyer of Mil-Spec's sixth creation (gallery above) wanted something akin to the firm's second build (gallery below). Both of them feature a fastback rear, but the designer's goal for the latest one is to create a more utilitarian look. This one features a functional hood scoop and aluminum snorkel intake. A massive tubular bumper protects the front bodywork. A 60-inch LED lightbar spans the upper section of the windshield. It rides on 20-inch Black Rhino Armory wheels with 38-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.
On the inside, Mil-Spec's sixth creation is very black in a mix of leather and Tough Duck marine-grade canvas. The Paracord door handles are an especially cool touch. There's a vinyl-covered floor, so don't worry about your muddy boots ruining anything. The company also adds extra sound deadening and a padded headliner for keeping the cabin much quieter than a normal Hummer. Since there's so much room on the insider, there are separate air conditioning systems for the front and rear seats.