Microsoft Has A New, Real Warthog To Drive Around In

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A few years back, Microsoft had special effects wizards WETA build a replica Warthog vehicle from the Halo universe. It was awesome, but with the ol' jalopy undergoing a subtle redesign for 343's new Halo games, I guess they needed a new one. So they had a new one built.

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Aria Group, who make replica cars for Hollywood movies, are responsible for this new real Warthog, which is "almost 8 feet tall, more than 8 feet wide and more than 17 feet long", according to this story in the LA Times.

It's based on the chasis of a Hummer H1, has 49-inch tyres, and was commissioned to serve as marketing tool. If you think the exterior looks "realistic", it should; the modifications were based on 3D models of the vehicle sent over by Halo 4 developers 343 Industries.

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I kinda like how the inside is so "plastic" as well. Looks more like the game came to life that way.

Halo's Warthog goes from pixels to reality [LA Times]

Illustration for article titled Microsoft Has A New, Real Warthog To Drive Around In
Illustration for article titled Microsoft Has A New, Real Warthog To Drive Around In

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Sorry, the WETA Warthog still looks better. Better detail, actual, pivoting wheels. They made it look like an actual, heavily-used vehicle. This new one looks like an oversized toy.