Nissan surprised us at SEMA yesterday when alongside their Baja Support Truck Concept they also showed off project Triple Nickel.
With the stripped down, slammed to the ground Titan XD, Nissan will be chasing two land speed records at the salt flats. The D/DT class with a current record 191 MPH and the FIA class A-III-9 with a record of record 115 MPH.
To get the XD ready for Bonneville Nissan lowered it, gave it a massive air dam, disk wheel covers and new Mickey Thompsons. It's also been rumored that Banks could be involved in the engine work.
“Cummins and Nissan have had an innovative partnership for more than five years, with excellent results, including the award winning powertrain for the all-new 2016 TITAN XD truck,” said Jeff Caldwell, general manager of Global Pickup & Van Business, Cummins. “Our working teams have been discussing a land-speed record racing project for some time now, and we are thrilled to debut this truck at the 2015 SEMA Show. Our founder, Clessie Cummins, would be proud of the volunteers willing to spend the time pushing his diesel to its limits.”
Pictures courtesy of Stephen Elmer: