World's Biggest Hummer Is an Apartment on Wheels, Never Drives Out Without Police Escort

Oversized Hummer H1 X3 is an apartment on wheels 9 photos
Photo: Instagram | Sheikh Hamad Al Nahyan
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This ginormous Hummer H1 has become an apartment on wheels. And it is bigger than most apartments in city centers. It has two floors, four engines, and it needs a police escort to drive on public roads.
You see it on the road, and you rub your eyes in disbelief. No, your eyesight is not playing tricks on you. It is not a visual hallucination. Towering over any other car out there, it is a 21-foot (6-meter) Hummer H1 in a scaled-up version. Called the Hummer H1 X3, it actually stands three times taller than the actual Hummer H1. If you think there is a typo in our writing, nope. We double-checked.

A single tire is roughly 7 ft 2, which means LeBron James, at 6 ft 9, is shorter than it. And most NBA players are. A single tire costs $25,000.

Each single door takes six around one and a half years to build. You don’t just get inside this Hummer house. You climb a flight of stairs, located underneath the body of the Humvee. Imagine how hot it gets under there sometimes, with the engine working above your head.

The interior looks like a luxury penthouse suite. The first floor only hosts the bathroom, and the ginormous creation also features an engine room, also located there. But there are a lounge room and a kitchen on the 646 square foot (60-square meter) second floor.

The windows sport the biggest wipers in the world. Side mirrors are the size of a full-size wall mirror. The bonnet can be popped open. But only with a crane pulling it from above.

The H1 is 52 feet (16 meters) long, 19.7 feet (6 meters) wide, 6.6 feet (21.6 meters) tall, and weighs 132,277 pounds (60,000 kilograms), so you can imagine it takes a monster to pull that kind of weight. Built on the amphibious cargo vehicle LARC LX, it is actually powered by four diesel engines doing the work of one, and together, they deliver 1,000 horsepower and provide a top speed of 20 mph (32 kph).

Four screens located above the dashboard show where which wheel is going.

This vehicle belongs to Sheikh Hamad Al Nahyan of Dubai, and, as impossible as it may seem, it is perfectly functional. It runs and drives. The H1 X3 never comes out of there without a police escort.

The owner of the vehicle that showed up in an exclusive feature of Supercar Blondie is also called the Rainbow Sheikh. And that is because the petrolhead sheikh has a whole fleet of cars, among which many Mercedes-Benz S-Class examples, one for each color of the rainbow.

The Hummer H1 X3 is on display at the Offroad Museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, along with other vehicles that the Rainbow Sheikh owns. He owns the museum as well.

A member of the Emirati royal family, the 75-year old sheikh has a personal net worth in excess of $20 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And he spends a lot of it on cars. He owns around 3,000 of them. Again, not a typo. The sheikh is obsessed with oversized vehicles.

A pyramid-shaped building in Al Dhafra, 28 miles (45 kilometers) south of Abu Dhabi, is known as the Emirates National Auto Museum. The structure hosts 200 of Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan's cars and checks a lot of records. For instance, the world's largest caravan, weight 122 tons and comprising eight bedrooms, is there on display.

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