Microsoft Creates Real Hummer-Based Warthog

The company gets a new full-working Warthog replica

By on January 17th, 2013 14:36 GMT

Hummer no longer exists and many people believe that it’s better to see the iconic brand dead than to allow Chinese manufacturers to build its models.

And even if Hummers are no longer mass-produced, don’t be too surprised if you get to see a Hummer-based Warthog driven around the Redmond campus.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Microsoft has used such a vehicle in its popular Halo 4 game, so creating a full-scale replica was basically a pretty smart marketing move.

The real Warthog has all the things you would ever need inside a car, including 49-inch tires. That’s right, 49-inch tires to climb on… well, everything. Based on the Hummer H1, the car is a two-seater pickup that uses a 6.5-liter V8 diesel engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. Sadly, the maximum speed is limited to only 25 mph (40 km/h).

According to LA Times, the vehicle was created using 3D renderings created by Halo 4 developer 343 Industries, so the real Warthog looks pretty much the same with the virtual one.

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