By night, Qu Zhibo is a chef and restaurant owner from Zigong City in China's Sichuan Province. By day, however, he's “Qu Zhibo, Hummer Driver!”... or something vaguely resembling a Hummer. Qu designed and constructed his 1-of-a-kind, 4-wheeled, 8-tired tribute to American rolling stock with GM's mighty military machine in mind.
Kudos to Qu and all, but calling this custom kart a Hummer is like dubbing your pet iguana “Godzilla”. To paraphrase a quote from a well-known British comedy ensemble, “Mate, this truck wouldn't 'hum' if you put four million volts through it!” Maybe so, but that doesn't faze Qu Zhibo the slightest. “The kart took me 3 years of hard work, I spent days and nights working things out and designing,” explained the racy restauranteur. “I am obsessed with it.” Qu's motorcycle-engined mini-Hummer can hit 30 km/h (18.5 mph) on a straightaway – possibly going downhill – and according to Qu “it is kind of swaggering to drive.”