This is the Ford Ranger Raptor rival Toyota needs to build.
The Toyota Hilux has a long-standing reputation for being one of the toughest trucks on the planet. It even famously survived being crushed by a building on Top Gear. Toyota is also considering building a more hardcore version of the Hilux to rival the Ford Ranger Raptor, but this has yet to happen.
To ease the wait, Japanese tuner Wald International has kitted out the Toyota Hilux with a range of hardcore upgrades. Put simply, the Toyota Hilux Black Bison Edition is an absolute beast that will give the Ford Ranger nightmares.
Dubbed the Sports Line Black Bison Edition, the customized Toyota Hilux looks extremely menacing thanks to its wider fenders, new front bumper, and a huge hood scoop cover, while an aggressive body kit makes the pickup truck 2.16 inches wider than the standard model. It looks absolutely menacing.
Other exterior modifications include a roof spoiler with fitted LED lights for extra visibility, a rear tailgate spoiler, and a side exhaust system with three tips. The custom pickup rides on 20-inch Jarret 1PC wheels with the standard fenders, or a set of 22-inch wheels if the fender extensions are fitted, wrapped in massive off-road tires to improve the truck's capability.
Wald International hasn't revealed if any modifications were made under the hood of the modified Hilux, which means the Black Bison Edition probably hasn't received any powertrain upgrades to complement its aggressive appearance.
In Japan, the Toyota Hilux is powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine producing 174 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, while the European version packs a 2.4-liter diesel. That's not enough power to outrun the Ford Ranger Raptor, however, which develops 210 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel, enabling it to hit 0-62 mph in 10.5 seconds and max out at 106 mph.