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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
2011LamborghiniGallardo Superkeggara3.00011.000Road & Track
2011LamborghiniGallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni3.60011.600Car & Driver
2010LamborghiniGallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni3.40011.500Motor Trend
2010LamborghiniGallardo LP560 (6 spd. Auto M)2.90010.400Car & Driver
2010LamborghiniGallardo Balboni3.50011.500Road & Track
2010LamborghiniMurcielago LP670-4 SV2.80010.900Road & Track
2008LamborghiniMurcielago LP4604.00012.000(MT Oct '07 Vol. 59
2008LamborghiniGallardo Spyder3.80012.100Road & Track
2008LamborghiniGallardo LP560-43.20011.200Road & Track
2008LamborghiniGallardo Superleggera3.40011.700Road & Track
2005LamborghiniGallardo5.10013.300motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2002LamborghiniMurcielago3.60012.000
2000LamborghiniDiablo VT4.30012.200
1995LamborghiniDiablo VT4.70013.200
1992LamborghiniDiablo4.50013.300
1991LamborghiniDiablo4.40013.200
1986LamborghiniCountach 5000S5.20013.700
1983LamborghiniJalpa7.30015.400
1982LamborghiniCountach S5.70014.100
1979LamborghiniCountach S5.9000.000
1970LamborghiniMiura S5.50013.900
1968LamborghiniMiura V126.30014.500