Hummer H2 shod with wheels as small as those on the Renault Kwid. Looks funnier than you might think.
Hummer was an American brand, which initially started its innings with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) and then went on to produce civilian products like H1, H2, and H3. While the H1 was a civilian version of the Humvee, the H2 was their very-first civilian-only product. It was introduced in the year 2002 and was loved for the way it looked - Monstrous, I would say. It measures over 5 meters in length and over 2 meters in overall width and height. The H2 came fitted with 33-inch tyres as standard. They were shod over 17-inch wheels. However, here’s a crazily customized Hummer H2 with 13-inch rims and tires that are suited to, well, a Renault Kwid.
Hummers can be spotted with oversized 35”, 37”, or 39” MT tyres with ease, but spotting this mammoth with such puny wheels does not happen every day. It only happens when crazy folks like those at Garage 54 think of something really exciting. They have fitted the SUV with wheels from a Lada. However, they had to be cut using a plasma cutter and then hammered on to bring them into shape. Also, they drilled 4 extra stud holes in the rims to fit them on the H2. It can be seen in the video that the car is being driven on the road and in the snow with these wheels. It does perform well with such small wheels, but in the longer run, these wheels would invite for some serious trouble to the suspension components.
The H2 features independent front suspension with dual-wishbone with coil-overs and torsion beam at the front. At the rear, it features a solid axle with multi-link suspension with coil-overs. Powering the Hummer H2 is a 6.2L Vortec 6000 V8 engine, which, at 5,700 RPM, belts out a peak power output of 398 PS. The max. torque is rated at 563 Nm. The petrol motor on the H2 comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which helped this 3-tonne beast do a 0-100 kmph stint in 9 seconds.
This Hummer H2 looks crazily funny with punny wheels.
However, the Hummer brand was announced bankrupt in 2009, leading its way to the death bed. Interestingly, GMC is now planning to resurrect the Hummer brand as the carmaker has teased the Hummer EV recently. With the teaser, GMC has also confirmed that Hummer EV will boast of a power output of 1000 HP, a massive torque output of 15,592 Nm, and will be capable of reaching 100 kmph in just 3 seconds. This GMC-Hummer electric powerhouse is expected to be launched by the end of 2021.