Nissan’s Project Titan revealed [w/video]
Nissan’s Project Titan is finished thanks to the help of Nissan Trucks Facebook fans and has arrived in Alaska as part of the Wounded Warrior Project.
NISSAN US HAS REVEALED its completed Project Titan. Built to support the Wounded Warrior Project and modified based on suggestions from Nissan Truck’s Facebook fan base, the 2014 Nissan Titan an, ahem, full-size version of the Navara, is ready to take on the Alaskan wilderness.
Based on a 2014 Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X – Nissan Trucks asked its Facebook fans to vote on 10 different areas of customisation, giving Nissan direction for almost every inch of the 4WD. The Nissan Titan rolls off the production line with a four-wheel drive drivetrain and locking rear differential; Project Titan is based off the crew-cab variant.
The exterior of the Titan has been wrapped in a digital-camouflage design paying homage to the US military. Other modifications include a four-inch lift kit from PRG combined with Radflow remote-reservoir shocks while PRG end links and upper control arms are also bolted up, offering added capability and complementing the new coil-over setup. AirLift rear airbags ensure the rear suspension remains level with the front.
The standard wheels have been replaced by 18-inch Fuel Revolver D525 wheels wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tyres. Come nightfall, Bulldog LED Lighting illuminates the way. An ARB Deluxe Bull Bar was selected to replace the standard-fit front bumper bar.
Still underneath, a NISMO cold-air intake and Borla cat-back exhaust system open up airflow on both ends of the Titan’s Endurance® 5.6-liter V-8 engine. The NISMO cold-air intake is constructed from 3.25-inch mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum with a black powder-coated finish, it features a fully washable cone filter surrounded by a heat shield to assist in providing low intake temperatures for maximum power and efficiency. The BORLA cat-back exhaust system is constructed from T-304 stainless steel, the two-inch diameter exhaust flows an additional 135 cfm over the stock exhaust.
Inside, a streamlined interior gives the truck a more customized feel, while a freshened shifter and steering wheel lead to a more comfortable drive. New, rugged Katzkin leather-wrapped seats feature Project Titan and Wounded Warrior Project embroidery. Coordinated tan stitching is found on the seats, steering wheel and door panels. Adding utility to the experience, Project Titan tows a matching customized all-terrain camping trailer featuring a camp-style kitchen, tent, water/fuel storage and a spare tire.
“The robust Titan serves as a great starting point for an adventure of this magnitude. With the help of Nissan’s Facebook fan base, Project Titan is fully equipped for the Alaskan Frontier,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations US.
“I’m very much looking forward to following the Wounded Warrior Project team as they make their way through Alaska behind the wheel of Project Titan. This is the trip of a lifetime, and these veterans have all the essentials in this custom Nissan Titan to tackle many of the challenges the great wilderness will send their way throughout the journey.”
With the truck fully prepared, the action begins today as two Iraqi war veterans and Wounded Warrior Project Alumni David Guzman and Kevin McMahon enter the Alaskan wilderness. Nissan says you can follow the two in their adventure, via the Nissan Trucks Facebook Page. Click here.