Mil-Spec Automotive is reimagining the 1995 Hummer H1 as a Launch Edition—that’s the good news. The bad news is that there will only be 12 of these beastly, hand-built beauties.
The Hummers started out as sketches, renderings, and CAD data put together by the MSA team out of Detroit, Michigan. The idea was to re-envision vehicles by integrating relevant technology as well as new products onto proven platforms—like the HumVee. From the drawing boards at MSA, the build gets started in Wichita, Kansas, where a small team of specialists hand-builds the vehicle. You can choose from six different styles—a standard four door soft top, a two door hard top pickup, a four door hard top pickup, a four door hard top slantback, a four door hard top wagon, or a four door hard top SUV. Each of the hummers comes with an MSA-tuned Duramax Turbo-Diesel mated to an Allison transmission. The powertrain is capable of 500 horsepower and 1000 ft-lbs of torque—at least, that’s the standard offering. You can up the power by selecting a stage 2 or stage 3 tuning options. The Launch Edition can hit 0 to 60 in just 6.8 seconds and tops out at 105 miles per hour.
The interior may be military spec, but it’s definitely not Spartan. It’s striking in its simplicity, but more than comfortable. The materials—including waterproof leather and duck canvas—will hold up to the toughest use. Or go Exec for even higher grade materials.