Nissan will use 2022 The SEMA show this week in Las Vegas to unveil the V-8-powered Frontier pickup truck.
The vehicle is purely a concept, although we may see it competing in Baja-style desert racing events as it was developed in partnership with Forsberg Racing, the racing team of successful drifter Chris Forsberg.
Called the Nissan Nismo Off Road Frontier V8, the show truck includes a number of parts and accessories from the Nismo Off Road range that will soon be available at Nissan dealerships. There are also some prototype parts that Nissan may put into production as well.
The concept is based on recycled 2022 Nissan Frontier and has the 5.6-liter V-8 that Nissan has Armada and Titan. The engine is good for 400 horsepower in those models, but Nissan hasn’t said what it’s making in the concept. There’s a chance that a few extra horses could be on the way, as the concept also features a specialized cold air intake and a cat-back exhaust system.
Nissan Nismo Off Road Frontier V8 Concept
The truck has a powerful stance thanks to a wide body with carbon fiber front fenders and beds, as well as a carbon hood. The kit was needed to fit the truck’s wider suspension, which accepts the lower control arms, front spindles, wheel hubs and rear axle from the Titan.
The suspension also features new upper control arms and Bilstein coilover shocks, and a new rear leaf spring package with Bilstein shocks with an external reservoir. These tweaks help increase ground clearance and cargo capacity, Nissan said.
Other upgrades include 18-inch wheels with 295/70/18 mud tires, additional lighting and a Warn winch. There are also prototypes of parts. The list includes the front bumper, rails, roof rack and wheel holders in the bed.
This year, the SEMA show is scheduled for November 1-4. Nissan will also use the exhibition to present its new product Z GT4 Race Carand From p Nismo accessoriesand a Solar truck powered by a Nissan Leaf electrical installation.