The Great Wall Black Bullet made an appearance at the Beijing Auto Show this week. It looks like a Hot Wheels execution of an overland vehicle with a healthy dash of evil Toyota Tundra. I’m into it!
It’s not actually a corrupted Tundra, of course. It appears to be a Great Wall Pao pickup with a bunch of fun pieces bolted to it. I would put the prospects of this being a production model pretty low, but the designers given permission to cook it up definitely made an off-road caricature sufficiently amusing to earn some airtime here on Jalopnik.
For all its goofiness, I will say this: The snorkel and light bar actually seem like they were designed with some consideration for aerodynamics, which is unusual. And cool.
The high-contrast quilted interior is kind of fun, too, but would not be very practical in any remotely unsterile environment.
We also have to talk about this strange floating-body thing over the bed. What exactly is going on here? Some kind of aero treatment? At first I thought it was a tent, but it seems that there’s a spare tire hiding inside it. It’s like some kind of strange tonneau cover and air splitter.
This has also got me wondering what off-road culture looks like in China. It’s a huge country with a lot of open space; they’ve certainly got the real estate for it.
Cursory research indicates that a 4x4 scene, as we know it, was “nascent” in China circa 2011, according to Forbes, so I’d be willing to bet there are plenty of wheelers kicking up dust on the reg out in the People’s Republic.
Meanwhile I guess this Black Bullet gives a glimpse of what China’s truck people are into in 2020. And it pretty much looks like something that could just as easily be on the floor of a U.S. show.
Wait, before you go, look at this last picture of the grille emblem, with a person in the photo for scale. That badge is larger than this woman’s head?
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day knowing that big goofy pickup trucks are not exclusively America’s realm.