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Is this the ultimate Toyota tough truck? Toyota HiLux Black Bison is here to give your Ford Ranger Raptor nightmares

What might just be the ultimate Toyota tough truck has been revealed, with the HiLux Black Bison Edition unveiled in Japan.

Unfortunately, though, there's a catch. The Black Bison Edition isn't a product of Toyota itself (despite the world crying out for a performance-flavoured HiLux). Instead, it's the slightly deranged work of Japanese tuning house Wald International. And it's fair to say the workers there haven't held back.

Where do we start? With the trio of exhaust tips now poking out from the side of this buffed-up HiLux? The huge and pop-riveted wheel arches looming over the 22-inch wheels wrapped in off-road rubber? Or the new, and huge, bonnet bulges?

Nope, for ours, you've got to start with the sheer size of the thing, with the mods adding to the HiLux's already considerable bulk, with the fender extensions, new front bumper, LED-fitted front roof spoiler, rear gate spoiler and spats combining to make this thing looks properly massive, and properly menacing. 

What's a little less menacing, I'm afraid, is what's under the bonnet. While Wald International hasn't specifically called it out, we're left to assume the Bison is rocking Toyota's 2.8-litre diesel engine good for 130kW and 450Nm. Not small numbers, but still not enough to stop a Ford Ranger Raptor pulling away from you.

Now it must be said, the Bison is a product of Wald International only, and there's no word on Toyota using it as inspiration any time soon.

But we can dream, right?