343 Studios is preparing its Halo 4 video game for release on November 6, and someone there had the sensational idea to commission a life-sized M12 Force Application Vehicle, otherwise known as a Warthog. G4's X-Play program visited Aria, an Irvine, California company whose custom build work we've seen at SEMA, to see how the electronic specs are being translated into a full-scale drivable Brute-killing machine.

Details like the donor vehicle, top speed and source of the Graf/Hauptman Solar/Saline Actuator are "classified." But we do know that it's being built to scale, which means it is sized for Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as Master Chief, who happens to be seven feet tall when he's all geared up.

So you probably won't be able to reach the pedals, but no matter, everybody wins with this. Except the Flood. Or whoever ends up challenging the UNSC in Halo 4. Check out the G4TV video segment below.



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      Droid Xer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hello, Halo 4 is produced by 343 Industries, which is not part of Bungie. Microsoft owns 343 Industries, and the IP of Halo. Bungie, which produced Halo titles for 10 years, left it to go build other, I would believe, multi-platform games.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I worked at AM General for several years and I am almost certain that's a humvee chassis. Looks like it has geared hubs. That bumper with the two D rings and the corner cut ends of the bumper, almost 100% positive that's off a humvee. I can also see an airlift bracket up front. Pause it at 55 seconds and you'll see
        Andrew
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ryan
        Ryan you are definitely right, the H1 suspension is pretty unmistakable on that chassis.
        Blakkar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ryan
        IT would make more since if it was. The HUMVEE/H1 HUMMER has four-wheel independent suspension. IT is also a a bit of trivia that the Warthog is based on the HUMVEE. However the Warthog is built on a series of technologies still a few years out of reach from production.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet the donor vehicle is a four door Wrangler.
        johann519
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeremy Pennini
        Looks to me like its a Hummer H1 chassis. Its got four wheel independent, coil sprung suspension, and the rear bumper looks identical to the hummer.
        CEC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeremy Pennini
        That, or a Ram 1500. Obvious solid rear axel and link coil suspension. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it will have 4 wheel steer.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Throwing good money after bad. Aren't there starving kids in Africa, and what-not? Aren't there teenage Italians who don't have Ferraris or F1 contracts? Let's start with the basics before we start squandering money on scale models.
        nomadsto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Excuse me but money doesn't evaporate or enter an alternate dimension when it's spent. It simply changes hands. Anyone at any time can spend the money they are holding on charitable donations.
        Reece Lightning
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        what are you even doing on this site?
        Kimura
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Whoa, who called the fun police?
        tylermars.design
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        You're probably on the wrong site. Here let me help: http://www.treehugger.com/
        adrenalnjunky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        you should never go to the SEMA show then - you might have some sort of breakdown.
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh............The Tumbler is more bad*ss
      Blakkar
      • 2 Years Ago
      No one ever mentions the suspension on these Warthogs is NOT Four-wheel independent, swing link with independent motors. Aside from the Water-to-fuel system, the Warthog is almost completely doable in the real world. So this will look cool, but it isn't quite a Warthog. The Closest thing to the Warthog is the Humvee. No surprise, the Warthog is based on the Humvee and the Willys CJ.
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