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The first Hummer EV has sold for $2.5m at auction

GMC auctioned off VIN 001 for charity, and someone REALLY wanted to beat the queue

Published: 30 Mar 2021

As you may or may not know, it’s fairly commonplace in America for the very first example of a new car to be auctioned off for charity. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend with the new GMC Hummer EV, and VIN 001 ended up fetching (wait for it) … $2.5m.

Two point five million dollars.

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Clearly someone was rather desperate to beat the queue for the reborn Hummer. VIN 001 is a full production car in the Edition 1 launch spec – the rest of which won’t be built until later this year, and all of which are reserved anyway.

In addition to the three-motor 1,000bhp electric powertrain, the generous new owner is getting the ‘Extreme Off-Road Package’ that includes 18-inch wheels, 35-inch tyres, underbody armour and underbody cameras. There’s also adaptive air suspension, 350kW charging, a four-wheel steer system with a diagonal crab walk function (very cool) and the latest version of Super Cruise. Oh, and it’s a Hummer that’ll do 0-60mph in around 3.0 seconds. Crikey.

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