Hummer has been dead and gone for some time now, though, the enthusiasts remain. Heck, even dealers wish for the dedicated off-road brand to rise from the ashes.
Though that will likely never happen, the USSV Rhino XT is certainly a neat consolation prize. Fiat-Chrysler Authority reports the Rhino XT has officially entered production with a Dodge Hellcat-derived supercharged Hemi V8 engine. Previously, the Rhino could be had with a supercharged Pentastar V6 engine.
USSV states it has beefed up the transmission and installed heavy duty driveshafts and differentials to handle the 707 horsepower tapped via the 6.2-liter supercharged V8. But, if you’re hoping to get your hands on one, it’s a no go.
The Hellcat-powered Rhino XT is reportedly being built for an unnamed country music star. We also don’t know what kind of money was offered up to take on this bespoke project; a regular Rhino XT with the V6 engine asks $75,000 upon entry.
It’s probably the closest thing we’ll see to a production Hummer HX concept, which bowed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. That concept was smaller than an H3 and was supposed to be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine. If the economy hadn’t taken its nasty turn, it very well could have seen the light of day.