Hummer H1 Drag Races Tiny Suzuki Jimny To Surprising Results
The versatile high-mobility wheeled vehicle is better known as the Humvee or simply the Hummer and has decades of history as one of the main vehicles of the U.S. and other armed forces around the world. Conversely, the Suzuki Jimny could not be more different as a small Japanese SUV that exists mainly as an inexpensive but robust all-terrain vehicle. In this video from Carwow, the two drag race machines.
This Hummer contains a 6.5 liter turbodiesel developing 197 horsepower (147 kW) and 430 foot-pounds (583 Newton meters) of torque. Conversely, the Jimny has a four-cylinder 1.5 liter developing 101 hp (75 kW) and 96 lb-ft (130 Nm). In addition, the main differentiation plant between them is the weight because the Suzuki weighs less than a third of the Humvee.
In the drag race, the little Suzuki easily defeats the big Hummer. Jimny’s quarter-mile time of 18.4 seconds is not fast, but it is almost 10 seconds faster than the Humvee. This makes sense, however, because the H1 is an authentic military vehicle. Speed is not a major goal compared to attributes such as durability, reliability and survivability.
There is a similar result in the rolling race. Again, the Jimny moves away from the Hummer.
In the brake test, the Hummer shines however. Despite its weight much greater than that of the Jimny, the H1 is capable of stopping for a shorter distance than the Suzuki. It’s an impressive deceleration capacity.
As the Hummer continues to serve in the military, the name also returns to the road for GMC’s next electric pickup. The truck would have an impressive power of more than 1,000 hp (745 kW).