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The Power Figures Are Official

Hummer EV pickup
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The Tesla Cybertruck shocked the world in November when it was revealed, for better or worse. During the event, the glass windows of the electric pickup truck were infamously broken when Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at them; a demonstration gone hilariously awry. Despite this, Tesla CEO Elon Musk continued to tout that the Cybertruck would basically be the truck to end all trucks, with incredible yet suspect performance metrics and capabilities. The likes of which we’d come to find out are rather dubious indeed. There’s a metaphor somewhere about glass houses and throwing rocks, but we haven’t had enough coffee this morning yet to properly articulate it.

Regardless, General Motors has certainly taken notice, and has gone on the offensive to bring a family of electric trucks to market. And today, we get our first sneak peak at the company’s flagship electric pickup truck: the GMC Hummer EV.

The performance metrics alone are absolutely mind-bending, and by horsepower and torque alone, the GMC Hummer EV is the most powerful production vehicle General Motors has ever announced, far and away. We’ll let the numbers do the talking from here:

1,000 horsepower. One. Thousand. Horsepower. Incredible, yet a puny metric to the 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Not a typo, eleven thousand five hundred pound feet of twisting force. This immense power will rocket the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. Price, total estimated range, payload, torque, GCWR and other important truck figures will be announced later.

Moreover, we have an official reveal date: May 20, 2020 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, where the electric Hummer truck will be built. And to further whet the appetites of electric truck customers, a 30-second Super Bowl ad, titled “Quiet Revolution” will air some time during the big game.

Tesla Cybertruck
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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