While it may soon be changing owners, after GM sold it to Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong, Hummer will be bringing quite a lot of interesting special models to the SEMA Show, which is currently going on in Las Vegas.
The H3 is the base for all of the following special editions, but there will be certainly many other models on display at the Nevada convention. Starting off the attack is two concepts straight from GM, H3 Moab and H3T Sportsman.
The first, as its names suggests is inspire by famous off road trail the Moab rim, and is powered by the H3 Alpha V8 engine, developing 300 HP (221 kW). Its new accesories include a Rancho 4-inch front suspension lift, a custom spring-over conversion in the rear, a set of massive 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires and, just to be on the safe side, a beefed up underbody shield to protect from that rought terrain. Of course in order to look the part GM fitted a Gobi Ranger roof basket with four off-road lamps, the front bumper received lower grille lamps in the front, and the front and rear received two cameras so that you can observe your surroundings.
For those of you who just want a bit of an extra performance but still plan to take the Hummer in mildly off road conditions, the H3T Sportsman is for you. Powered by the same Alpha V8, it received an extra 70 HP due to new LS2 cylinder heads and a few extra tweaks. A body color-coded upper grille is installed, as well as a matte finish fuel door, storage boxes on the right and left side of the pick up bed and special floor mats and seat covers.
The Hummer booth will also be host to two special models, one made by Dakar stage winner Robby Gordon, which boasts a special chassis with racing suspension but also air conditioning and windows all around, powered by a V8 engine.
The second Hummer comes from Rod Hall Racing, which transformed the H3 Alpha into a desert racer, thanks to new suspension bushings, wiring and exhaust systems. The model is set to be raced by Chad Hall in the 2009 SCORE International Baja 1000 competition.
Even though the Chinese will now own Hummer, it’s nice to see that the appetite for customization hasn’t decreased already.