If an organization needs to make a splash at SEMA it must do one thing reasonably wild. Thousands of corporations convey their most excellent work to the Las Vegas commerce present, and it isn’t the best task to face out.
The fantastic of us at Nissan has delivered. Nicely, at the least in my eyes. The Japanese automaker has four idea autos on show on the 2019 SEMA show, but two of them are arguably more relaxed than the others. The first is a Nissan Frontier which, despite being a seriously old truck, still has some tricks up its sleeve.
Nissan dropped the standard 4.0-liter V6 and, as an alternative, lost in a 5.6-liter V8 from the more significant Titan Pickup. Whereas a midsize pickup with a V8 is already cool, this Frontier is supposed for desert racing, therefore the title Desert Runner. Not only did Nissan drop the larger engine in, but it additionally gave the powerplant a complete race-spec rebuild. A turbocharger, customer intercooler, new cams, and exhaust system assist this normally mundane truck make 600 horsepower and 700 pound-toes of torque.
To match its newfound energy and urge for food for the dunes, the suspension bought a remodeling as effectively. There is a lengthy-journey entrance suspension package with new shocks and coil-overs. Within the again, new shocks and leaf springs beef the overall suspension up additional. A set of 37-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires are the proverbial cherry on high. Nissan’s construct associate, MA Motorsports, fabricated the brand new body panels to present this pickup the seems wanted to match its character — and supply clearance for quite a few mechanical updates, too.