Hummer is one of the toughest looking luxury SUV. It is a huge vehicle and has a massive road presence. It is a very popular SUV among celebrities and some sports personalities also own one. Hummer was originally developed for military initially and later started manufacturing civilian versions as it became more popular among buyers for its off-road capabilities and ruggedness. To show how powerful an original Hummer H1 actually is, here we have a video that shows a tug of war between Mercedes-Benz G63, Suzuki Jimny and Mitsubishi L200 Pickup truck against a Hummer H1 SUV.
The video has been uploaded by carwow on their youtube channel. The video starts by explaining how powerful these vehicles actually are. Starting with Mercedes G63, it is powered by 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 generating 585 Bhp and 850 Nm of torque. The G63 weighs around 2.5 tons. The Hummer H1 on the other hand is powered by a 6.5 litre turbo V8 diesel engine and in comparison to the G63 it only has 197 Bhp and 583 Nm of torque. Hummer is heavier than G63, and weighs around 3.6 tons.
The other vehicles in this video are Suzuki Jimny which is compact SUV which is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine with 101 Bhp and 130 Nm of torque. It weighs around 1.1 tons. The Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck has a 2.3 litre turbo diesel engine 150 Bhp, 400 Nm of torque and weighs around 1.9 tons.
The tug of war starts with Mercedes trying to pull the Hummer. Both the vehicles are put in low range for maximum torque at lower rpms. Initially after looking at the power figures it seemed like Mercedes will be taking down the Hummer alone but, things went bad for Mercedes within seconds. G63 started losing traction on grass and the hummer started pulling the G63 towards the other side and their was nothing that driver could do.
In order to balance the weight in the equation, the presenter brought in Suzuki Jimny. Now both sides of the rope had 3.6 tons each ends. Even after having Jimny, more power and torque on one side, the presenter could not pull the Hummer and the H1 once again won the round by pulling not one but two cars on its side.
On the final round, they added more weight and power on one side by bringing in the Mitsubishi pickup truck. Now, all the three vehicles were trying hard to pull Hummer but they could not move it to their side even by an inch. With so much weight and power on one side, even the Hummer was finding it difficult to pull. Cars on both side did not move even by an inch this time. To give it a last shot, all the SUVs including engage in high ratio and still could not move the H1 even by an inch. After many failed attempts and realizing that how tough Hummer actually is, presenter finally declares Hummer as the winner.