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On this day: 03-22-1983

The origins of the Hummer

The Pentagon awards a production contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). The Humvee was designed to transport troops and cargo, the wide, rugged vehicles entered the spotlight when they were used by the American military during the 1989 invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. In 1992, a civilian version of the Humvee, known as the Hummer, went on sale. The hulking, attention-grabbing road warrior tipped the scales at some 10,000 pounds and got less than 10 miles per gallon. It was an early hit with Hollywood celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, who went on to own a fleet of Hummers. General Motors purchased the rights from AM General to market and distribute the Hummer. In 2002, the Hummer H2, a smaller (some 8,600 pounds), less expensive version of the original model, debuted. The Hummer H3, an even smaller (5,800 pounds), more fuel-efficient (16 to 20 miles per gallon) vehicle, was released. The following year, GM ended production of the original Hummer, due to low sales. GM later announced that as part of a reorganization plan it would sell the Hummer brand to a Chinese machinery company.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2012Aston MartinVirage4.50012.900Car & Driver
2012Aston MartinV-8 Vantage S4.20012.500Car & Driver
2011Aston MartinV-12 Vantage4.20012.500Car & Driver
2011Aston MartinV12 Vantage Coupe4.30012.500Road & Track
2010Aston MartinDBS Coupe4.40012.800(*188-191) Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinVantage Roadster (6 spd. M)4.50012.800Road&Track
2010Aston MartinRapide (6 spd. A w/M)4.70013.100Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinRapide4.70013.100Road & Track
2010Aston MartinVantage V-124.20012.500Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinRapide4.80013.300Car & Driver
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2009Aston MartinDBS4.10012.400Road & Track
2008Aston MartinV8 Vantage5.30013.700Road & Track
2007Aston Martin V8 Vantage4.70013.100Road and Track
2005Aston MartinDB94.80013.200motorweek.org
2002Aston MartinDB7 Vantage Volante5.00013.400
2002Aston MartinV-12 Vanquish4.40012.900
2001Aston MartinDB7 Vantage4.80012.900motorweek.org
2000Aston MartinDB7 Vantage5.10013.600
1999Aston MartinDB75.70014.300