As impressive as it may be, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup isn’t the only game in town when it comes all-electric off-roaders. For example, automotive startup Rivian is also offering the R1T, and now, GM Authority spy photographers have caught GM benchmarking the Rivian R1T at the GM Milford Proving Grounds.
As we can see from these photos, the Rivian R1T is on its way into the GM Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, where it will no doubt get a thorough examination by GM’s engineers.
In terms of exterior dimensions, the Rivian R1T has a wheelbase of 135.8 inches, an overall length of 217.1 inches, an overall height of 78.2 inches, and an overall width of 79 inches, making it slightly longer, slightly shorter, and significantly more narrow than the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. Two trim levels are offered, including the Adventure and the Launch Edition, with the Adventure starting at $74,800, and the Launch Edition starting at $86,800.
With regard to the powertrain, two configurations are on the table, including a Dual-Motor setup, and a Quad-Motor setup. Both provide the Rivian R1T with all-wheel drive, with one motor per axle for the Dual-Motor layout, and one motor per wheel for the Quad-Motor layout. In terms of output, the Dual-Motor produces more than 600 horsepower, while the optional Quad-Motor produces more than 800 horsepower. Torque is rated at over 600 pound-feet and over 900 pound-feet, respectively. Rivian claims a 0-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds for Dual-Motor models and 3.0 seconds for Quad-Motor models.
Several battery options are offered for the Rivian R1T as well, starting with the Standard pack, followed by the Large pack for an extra $6,000, and the Max pack for an extra $16,000. Upwards of 260 miles can be had with a full charge on the Standard pack, while the Large pack ups that figure to 314 miles. Opt for the Max pack, and you’ll get a range rating of 400 miles between plugs.