So Fast It Hertz: GMC teams with Ganassi to take Hummer EV off-road racing

first_img RELATED TAGSHUMMERPickup TruckFlexElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesChip Ganassi RacingElectric VehicleEVExtreme EFlexhummerInstagramRacing “It’s truly an honor,” said Chip Ganassi, CGR team owner. “The new GMC Hummer EV is going to be a game-changer in terms of how the world views off-road EV capability, and we couldn’t be more proud to represent GMC in such an innovative new series.”The inaugural Extreme E season is comprised of five events, starting in April, none of which are on North American soil. It does, however, run a gamut of off-road surfaces ranging from the Arctic X Prix in Greenland (yes, Greenland) to a Desert X Prix in Saudi Arabia. Also on tap are so-called Ocean and Amazon events in Senegal and Brazil, respectively. The year is capped off in December with a Glacier X Prix in Patagonia.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › Reservations are being taken for select trims of GMC’s new EV which is scheduled to launch with initial production this fall, though it won’t hit Canadian soil until autumn 2022. This pickup will be a fully electric addition to GMC’s portfolio, powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system, one whose drivetrain will be offered in several configurations including a tri-motor setup providing what the brand is calling e4WD. It should be noted today’s press release continues to beat the drum of “11,500 lb-ft of torque” despite the protestations of anyone who passed basic math in high school. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca New Vehicles Lamborghini’s Urus ST-X to get its own race seriesby Alex Reid | October 28, 2019 advertisement Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos As proven by outlandish acceleration times and right-now torque, electric vehicles and fun need not be mutually exclusive concepts.In fact, a new international racing series called Extreme E will showcase off-road shenanigans with all-electric power. One of the entrants will be the new Hummer EV.GMC has announced a new multi-year sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing, marking the team’s first electric racing venture in the inaugural Extreme E season. They will deploy a machine that packs 550 electric ponies, draped in bodywork said to be ‘inspired’ by the GMC Hummer EV. This is our first clue that the machine pressed into racing duty isn’t actually the truck slated for sale to customers. last_img

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