Hot or not? GWM Black Bullet – a Ranger Raptor rival?
Hot or Not? The Black Bullet concept is based on the GWM Cannon ute that’s just gone on sale in Australia.
Is this Hot or Not? It’s the Black Bullet, a concept ute unveiled at last year’s Beijing Motor Show that’s based on the GWM Ute – the same GWM Ute that just went on sale in Australia. Whether you like it or not, we reckon it will certainly give GWM Ute owners a few ideas when it comes to customising their rigs.
The Black Bullet scores a matte black paint job with orange highlights slightly reminiscent of the original Batmobile, and it also comes with the obligatory black wheels with (bright-orange) bead-lock trims and Nitto Mud-Grappler mud-terrain rubber. The Black Bullet has also been endowed with a substantial suspension lift and it wears wide wheel-arch flares in order to accommodate those fat tyres and steel sidesteps to protect the sills.
At the pointy end the BB has a black grille instead of the standard GWM Ute’s chrome one, but it retains a huge chrome GWM badge front and centre. The bonnet has a carbon-fibre cover and what appears to be a forward-facing air intake is actually sealed – the engine sources air through a custom snorkel.
The BB also has a steel replacement bar up front that houses an electric winch and is home to a pair of orange recovery points, while there’s also a steel rear-step bar that houses another winch. The roof rack is a custom jobbie with built-in LED light bar, and that ‘unique’ tub rack holds the spare wheel and looks as though it’d be good for carrying some other gear too.
The interior of the BB has also been given the custom treatment, with white and black leather seat trim with orange stitching and highlights to complement the exterior styling. As with the GWM Ute on which it’s based, the BB has power seat adjustment, a big nine-inch touchscreen, 3.5-inch colour instrument cluster and plenty of other tech goodies.
At this stage the Black Bullet is nothing more than a motor-show special, but we reckon GWM Australia would love to get its hands on a hero model like this.
So, whaddayreckon? Is the Black Bullet Hot or Not? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.