Ken Block of Hoonigan Industries built a fully functional Warthog car. The team will be showing you the process in a new YouTube series. Although it isn't the first life-size Halo's armored vehicle, it works. It was even shown at the premiere of Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who finds out he's an NPC in an open world game.
The Hoonigan team built its Warthog real-life using a customized rock crawler chassis. Autoblog points out that it does not have a mounted gun. However, the Warthog's chunky body, futuristic shape and large tires make it look like one. The interior of the vehicle is identical to its virtual counterpart. It also has a four-wheel steering mechanism. The team used a Ford V8 engine to power the beast. Two turbos were added to it to give it 1,060 horsepower.
The Warthog is a military vehicle that can be driven in Halo games. To promote Halo Infinite, the Hoonigan team created a replica. Hoonigan is the brainchild Ken Block, a rally driver who also created The Gymkhana Files. Each week, Hoonigan will upload new episodes that show how the Warthog was constructed. The first episode can be viewed below.