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The GMC Hummer EV pumps over 1,000 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels, giving this electric pickup exceptional acceleration
Of all the things Hummer has been accused of over the years, subtlety has never been among them.The Hummer EV continues in that proud tradition, in ways no one could have predicted – not even the guy who dipped all his H2 in the chrome We submit for your consideration the « Watts to Freedom » (WTF) mode of the new electric pickup
That would be the name of the Hummer EV’s launch control mode If it was just your average six-figure off-road electric van, maybe a conventional launch control program would be enough But no When activated, the Hummer pre-conditions its massive battery pack while simultaneously lowering its air suspension to all four corners by two inches.Then the 14-speaker Bose audio system plays what we’re told to be « Appropriate sounds » to get you excited
There’s More The haptic-feedback driver’s seat begins to vibrate, and the driver is processed through a graphic sequence on the big screen – a variety of thematic countdowns, we’re led to believe
From there, the driver should press the brake and accelerator pedals firmly, and then at the appropriate time, release the brake, allowing the enormous battery (estimated at around 200 kWh) to dump a full charge. electrons in all three engines (one in the front, two in the rear) Together, the three engines generate up to 1,100 lb-ft of torque (a final number has not been determined) And even with d ‘Huge Goodyear Wrangler A / T 305 / 70R-18 tires and not a small amount of mass, the Hummer EV will push its way up to 60 mph in 30 seconds, GMC claims
If this all sounds oddly familiar to you, it’s no accident « We wanted it to be like at an amusement park right before you take off They play the sounds and turn the lights on to excite the runners, » Hummer EV chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said « That’s what we wanted » And yes it’s the same M Oppenheiser who has been chief engineer for the last two generations of Chevrolet Camaro
A little too much theater for you? No worries, tapering purple, the Hummer EV will also feature an Adrenaline Mode, delivering 40 seconds 0-60 runs without all theaters But you have to be wondering: why hate freedom?
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