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This Modified Hummer Hybrid Will Go to the South Pole on Biofuel

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by Jonathon Ramsey (AutoBlog) Zero South Has Been Planning This Trip For At Least Seven Years — One modified Hummer H1, traveling with another vehicle that looks like a modified Hummer H1, will spend six to 10 days driving to the South Pole, two days camping at the Pole, and take another six to 10 days driving back to the coast of Antarctica. Assuming all goes well. That’s not guaranteed, since this blue beast really is – fundamentally, at least – a Hummer H1, not just Hummer-like bodywork over non-Hummer internals like you’d find on, say, the Dakar-winning “Mini.”

The Zero South team has been working on this vehicle for seven years (we checked it out at SEMA in 2008 and in 2010). The frame, suspension, axles, hubs, differentials, and the body are pure 1998 Hummer, the funky bodywork being from an insulated H1 ambulance, the uprated driveline from an armored H1. The original H1 used a 6.5-liter V8, but here that ICE engine has been swapped for a 3.2-liter turbodiesel V6 that will run on aviation-grade biofuel pulled from two 30-gallon tanks. READ MORE

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