The Hummer HX is a concept SUV by Hummer. The Hummer HX was the last model by Hummer before the company became defunct in 2010 when GM underwent a restructuring process. The HX was designed to be less militaristic than the previous Hummer models.
Introduced in the Mini John Cooper Update, the HX appears as a mid Class S SUV. In-game, the HX can be seen with custom light bars on the front bumper and roof, and has its rear windows stripped and replaced with netting containing a spare tire.
Similar to many other Class S vehicles that were in-game before the Coachella Update, the performance of the HX at MAX was heavily nerfed to accommodate the new leveling system for car performance. Top speed has been severely diminished compared to its pre-Coachella Update version, and is very low when comparing it to other SUVs and rally cars. The HX does have relatively decent acceleration and nitro power for its archetype, and while it does not have a sharp drift radius, the HX is very responsive and easily prone to drifting. As a result, it is possible to drift-boost at the very start of races like the Lynx DCC 2016-J, although the acceleration is nowhere near as quick. The handling also makes it possible to maintain all-in nitro for a longer time, as its drifty and responsive handling allows easier chaining of drifts to refill boost. It is possible to go all-in through nearly an entire track such as Desert Dash using all-in nitro due thanks to the archetype's longer nitro duration and the HX's handling. like most of the other SUVs and rally cars, the HX has poor airspeed potential.
At Level 50, while the HX is one of the easier SUVs to use the all-in technique out of the Class S SUVs, it is still quite slow even with the use of the technique. The Range Rover Evoque outperforms the HX on most tracks due to its higher all-in speed and acceleration. The situation gets even more grim when considering lower class SUVs, the Land Rover Defender's far superior top speed is capable of being several seconds faster on some tracks than the HX despite its horrid acceleration. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Porsche Macan have better acceleration and better drifting radii than the HX, and still have higher top speeds. The HX isn't even viable for multiplayer, as its acceleration alone is capable of severely handicapping the player as they will typically end up at the back of the pack during the first few seconds of the race. This doesn't consider knockdowns, of which the HX is vulnerable to, which can be catastrophic should it occur at the start of a race. Its low top speed means that it struggles to even make back lost ground caused by the poor acceleration most of the SUVs are plagued with in the game. These factors, coupled with the inability to take shortcuts that trucks and Monster trucks can take, makes the HX one of the worst options to take into a multiplayer race.
When comparing to the kings of the game, the HX doesn't come close to what cars like the Mini All4Racing X-Raid and Perlini 105F Red Tiger can offer in terms of laptime potential, viablilty in multiplayer, and all-round usefulness, it isn't even on the level of the slower rally cars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, instead being more on the pace of the Subaru WRX STI GRC.
The displayed and approximate fake speed of the Level 50 Hummer HX are:
(Speed Modifier is ~93.7% when using the Land Rover Defender as a benchmark.)
- Top Speed w/o boost: 163.1 mph (~152.8 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 1 long nitro: 174 mph (~163.0 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 2 long nitro: 179 mph (~167.7 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 3 long nitro: 183.9 mph (~172.3 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 4 ET long nitro: 186 mph (~174.3 mph)
- Top Speed w/ All-in nitro: 193 mph (~180.8 mph)
- Top Speed w/ All-in nitro & ET: 197 mph (~184.6 mph)
- Max Air Speed: 193 mph (~180.8 mph)
- Max Air Speed w/ ET: 195 mph (182.7 mph)
While the HX's all-in is faster than some Class S rally cars, it cannot compete against the all-in speeds of the Defender, as well as various rally cars and SUVs. While Extra Tank does provide extra speed to both long nitro and all-in nitro, in practice only long nitro is possible as it is nearly to maintain all-in for an extended period of time with an extra nitro slot. The HX does have its own time limited events, having its own Test Drive and Championship. Even still, the test drive also has the Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition as a car choice, which can beat a max HX at only Level 35 by a competent driver due to the track of choice being Dry Plains. It also is very slow in comparison to the times the X-Raid and C 63 can set on Buried Ship, which is the track its championship takes place in.
Unfortunately, there simply isn't any good reason to put resources into upgrading the HX to level 50, it is the weakest offering in an archetype that is already overshadowed by the prominence of other archetypes. The saving grace the HX has is that its blueprints are easier to come by in comparison to other class-S cars thanks to its events granting its blueprints.
|Hummer HX Blueprint – Last checked: Jun 3, 2021|
Rarity: Class S
Vehicle: Hummer HX (30 to build, 1 to overclock)
Availability: Boxes, Test Drive, Championship, Black Market
- Race 296 (Class S, levels 47–50)
- Recommended level: 49
- Main article: Hummer HX (Championship)
The Hummer HX Championship events are repeated every seven weeks, starting with the Test Drive.
The Hummer HX appears as a mid Turf 3 car. It was only obtainable as an event reward and has a x1.5 bonus to takedowns.
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