The most powerful man in America has now driven America’s most powerful truck.
President Biden took the GMC Hummer EV for a test drive at GM’s Factory Zero. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
President Biden took an electric 1,000-horsepower GMC Hummer EV for a very quick test drive while visiting GM’s Factory Zero plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, on Wednesday to celebrate the factory’s grand opening and promote government support for electric vehicles.
Biden pulled up next to the white pickup in the diesel-powered Presidential Cadillac “Beast” Limousine and got into the Hummer with GM CEO Mary Barra and a security guard. He then slowly drove it to the end of the parking lot and performed a tight 180-degree turn that was accomplished with the Hummer EV’s four-wheel-steering system activated.
Biden appeared to accelerate with full power in the 1,000-horsepower truck. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
After pausing for a brief moment, the Hummer EV pulled away with tremendous speed, squatting on its rear suspension.
(White House Pool)
The full-size truck is capable of reaching 60 mph in three seconds using a launch mode called WTF, which GMC says stands for “Watts To Freedom.” A GM spokesman has confirmed to Fox News Autos that Biden used it during his run.
“This sucker is something else,” Biden said after his test drive. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
He took one more run before pulling up to reporters and telling them, “This sucker is something else.”
“This is three times as heavy as my Corvette and three times as fast,” he said.
This story has been updated with confirmation that Biden had WTF mode engaged