Beware the Titan
In January, we published a blog article about Nissan’s most recent crowdsourcing project: the Titan. Representatives introduced the concept at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company planned to roll out the truck in phases; phase one would task outdoor journalists with submitting a piece about an adventure they would take in the ultimate truck. Based upon these suggestions, they would provide options for enthusiasts to select 10 components of the vehicle.
Well, the first phase is complete – on to phase two.
It’s now the thrilling challenge of Wounded Warrior Alumni to test the Nissan Titan in the off-road extremes of Alaska. They’ve only begun their journey and expect to encounter plenty of inclement weather and difficult conditions, which the warriors certainly will welcome with a smile and a punch of the accelerator. You can follow their journey on the Nissan Truck Facebook page.
2014 Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X
- Digital-camouflage wrap with Wounded Warrior Project emblem
- All-terrain camping trailer
- LED lighting rig and roof rack added
- 6-liter V8 with Nismo cold-air intake and Borla cat-back exhaust
- Upgraded suspension
- 18-inch wheels with 35-inch Nitto off-road tires
- Gargantuan GPS system
- Custom embroidered seats
That’s what we call a truck.
Say Nurburgring Three Times Fast
… or how about you travel around it in a Nissan Juke that rockets forward with 800 horsepower – and a 200 horsepower quick-shot of nitrous?
A few years ago, you may recall, Nissan equipped a Juke with the guts of its revered GT-R supercar. Though the outcome on the track was beyond compare, it seems that a few lunatics deemed it “Eh.” Shpilli-Villi Engineering built a reproduction that still boasts GT-R architecture but promises a more hair-raising experience with 1,000 total horsepower available. The Juke-R may be a robust 3,527 pounds of crossover, but it’s easy to see in the video below that the powertrain can propel the Juke as easily as Andre the Giant could pound a twenty-four pack of beers (if you don’t know, read this).