At least until General Motors reveals the Hummer EV, Auburn Hills Michigan based Mil-Spec makes the best Hummers on the planet. Their vehicles get a full restoration with numerous improvements, and look seriously badass. The $269,500 base price speaks to their exclusivity, and the fact that Mil-Spec Hummer owners find themselves in a very exclusive club. Mil-Spec will already customize your M1 build to your exact specifications, too. But it seems like one customer wanted to personalize thieir order so above and beyond the “regular” truck that it deserves a new name. Therefore, there is going to be a one-of-one Mil-Spec M1-R, and the specs sound incredible.
We don’t have many details to go off, as this is a teaser of sorts. According to the Michigan company, the Mil-Spec M1-R will have: “800 hp, long travel suspension, and more design details than we can count.” It isn’t clear how they are getting 800 hp, or what some of those design details are, but we will probably see the creation fully in the not too distant future.
It’s certainly impressive the team over at Mil-Spec is managing to improve over their M1 Hummer. It’s already got 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque from a 6.4 liter Duramax turbodiesel, and some serious off-road capability. Wheels are beadlock style with self-inflating 38 inch Nitto Ridge Grappler off-road tires. Portal axles give better ground clearance, while front and rear locking differentials help put the power down in off-road situations.
At the start of Mil-Spec Hummer M1 restorations, the customer can chose from a hardtop with a small pickup bed, a fully covered wagon, or slant back body styles. We also love that Mil-Spec restores mainly tired examples of the Hummer H1 because their restoration and modifications are so involved, it’s like a brand new truck. It’s great to see the worn out trucks get a wonderful makeover. Customers can spec out their M1 with whatever interior and exterior design possible.
With any Mil-Spec Hummer, you end up with a hugely capable off-roader with imposing military looks, yet is extremely high quality inside and out. We can’t wait to see how the M1-R ups the game when it’s eventually revealed.