Hey, if you had $750,000 burning a hole in your pocket, would you splurge on a cozy house in sunny Southern California, or opt for something wilder – like this custom-made, Hellcat-powered, six-wheeled Humvee? Yeah, we were scratching our heads too at first glance, but then we thought, why not? It’s like a mix of military-grade tough, Formula 1 speed, and show-stopping style all rolled into one. Love it or not, this beast is the buzz wherever it goes, especially online. Gas Monkey Garage’s Instagram post of it even became one of the most-watched videos in Instagram’s history. Crazy, right?
Okay, so here’s the scoop: Gas Monkey Garage didn’t whip up this wild Humvee. Nope, it’s the brainchild of Danton Arts Kustoms USA, based out of Milwaukee, with a dash of French flair from Frenchy Export. And get this – it wasn’t even ready in time for SEMA. Turns out, the folks over in France are just as bonkers about building crazy trucks and SUVs as we are here in the States. They turned a 10-week joke into what might just go down in history as the most famous Hellcat-powered 6×6 Humvee ever. Well, that’s pretty specific, but you catch our drift – this thing’s gonna be legendary.
Ever wonder about that hefty $750,000 price tag? Well, it’s not just a wild guess. That’s what this bad boy actually fetched at a recent auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gas Monkey Garage even helped give it the spotlight it deserved on a prime-time Saturday night auction block. Sure, the listing says $825,000, but hey, details. Richard Rawlings, the man behind Gas Monkey, was on edge before the bidding, hoping it’d hit somewhere in the mid-three to six-hundred-thousand range. Talk about nerve-wracking! But hey, when the gavel finally fell in the mid-sevens, you bet there were some serious high-fives all around.
So, about those mods – let’s just say, this Humvee’s got a whole new vibe. Picture this: it’s got a 2009 AM General Humvee body, but everything else? Totally custom. They’ve ditched the old frame for something fresh, slapped on bits from a 2019 Ram 1500 pickup for the front end, and even borrowed subframes from a Porsche Cayenne SUV. They chopped the rear doors for a sleeker look and gave it a mean, low stance. Oh, and forget about air ride – this baby’s rocking a static drop. And don’t even get us started on the inside – it’s all aluminum and window nets, giving it that extra edge.
Sure, the foundation and interior are top-notch, but let’s talk about those wheels – they’re the real head-turners here. Six huge wheels and tires, with sizes like 245/40-20 in the front and 305/35-24 in the back, all brought to a stop by Wilwood brakes. I mean, how often do you see a 6×6 Humvee rollin’ down the street? That’s what makes this ride seriously cool.
So, they decided to give this 6×6 Humvee a serious upgrade under the hood. Out went the original engine, and in came a beastly mid-mounted supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 engine, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Oh, and they even grabbed the exhaust from a Porsche Cayenne for good measure. Check out the pics and Instagram clip – this thing not only looks mean, but it sounds mean too, thanks to that Hellcat engine rumbling away. And hey, to keep it grounded, they even added a rear spoiler wing from an old airplane. Talk about taking things to new heights – literally!
Word on the street is, Gas Monkey Garage and the Danton Arts Kustoms crew might be cooking up something even crazier. Keep your eyes peeled for what they’ve got in store next.
Source: Motor Trend
Last Updated on February 8th, 2024 @ 04:37 pm by CarsFellow