GM Test Mule - Hummer H1 Vortec 8100

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  1. TriShield

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    Cure for the Hummer horsepower blues

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    By Todd Lassa

    While Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hummer H1 is undoubtedly loaded with cushy leather and a bazillion-watt Monsoon sound system, he still has to deal with the noise, smell, shake, and leisurely acceleration of the Hummer's 6.5L/190-hp, turbodiesel V-8.

    General Motors' Vortec 8.1L/340-hp V-8 gas engine fits well under the H1's considerable hood. It's a natural application, even though GM has no production plans-so far.

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    We ran a full test on an 8100-equipped prototype, and it's obvious that Arnold would trade his TD Hummer in for one should GM decide to build them. Besides shaving 3.7 sec from the turbodiesel's 0-60-mph time, the Vortec Hummer attacks hills and fords streams without the smell and noise of the stock engine.

    It's quick for a monster SUV, and it launches into traffic easily thanks to lots of low-end grunt. The quarter takes 18.4 sec at 72.3 mph versus 19.8/67.0 for the TD. These numbers may not sound fast, but considering that the vehicle weighs over 10,000 lb (think two Chevy trucks!), we find them quite impressive.

    Bring it on, GM!

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  2. iZero

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    They already made Hummers (H1) with GM's 6.0 liter gasoline V8.
     
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    Fords V10 Crown Vic test mule > that

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    The production model has never had anything other than the old GM diesel stock.

    The H2 has the 6.0L though.
     
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    A law enforcement and cabbys dream come true. :o
     
  6. iZero

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    No, I'm pretty sure they sold the gasoline Hummers for a a short time... It also appears it was 5.7 liters.

    http://www.hummer-club.jp/members/hummerphotos.htm
    http://www.off-road.com/hummer/general/95review.html
    http://navisite.collegeclub.com/servlet/channels.FastLaneArticleServlet?areaid=43&articleid=616
    http://www.i-planit.ca/~jing/vehicles/hummer/
    http://www.hummer.co.uk/warren.htm
    http://www.adiesel.com/baldwincatalog.php?bdwid=147&ancestors=Automotive>AM_GENERAL_>Hummer
    http://www.rvsafety.com/towrate98.htm

    It seems it was offered in the '95 and '96 model years.
     
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    It's a faster dumpster-on-wheels.
    But it's still a dumpster.


    I'd take one though :)

    H1 > H2
     
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    I agree with you 110%.
     
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    H2 needs the 8.1 NOW.
     
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    h2 needs to go to hell. H2 != hummer
     
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    Both Hummers need the 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel, STAT.
     
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    Does the 8.1 make more torque :confused:
     
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    450 pounds of it. :eek3:
     

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