Not sure why we didn’t see this when the L.A. Times slipped it out there on Christmas eve — holiday haze, I’d say — but Microsoft commissioned a real-life, working, life-sized Halo 4 Warthog for 343Industries, and here it is:
The thing was built by the Aria Group on a Hummer H1 chassis, which you might have guessed, and is 8 feet high, 17 feet long, and… here are more shots:
The Times’ David Undercoffer has more details on the project and the vehicle itself; go read it. They say it’ll be displayed at Comic-Con and E3, so you might just get a close-up look at it before too long. All the pictures are at this gallery.
Imagine seeing this thing coming up behind you on the 405 Freeway. Imagine driving it. Yeah, imagine….
It’s not the first Warthog to become reality, though. You might remember this from a few years ago, built for the abortive Halo movie: