Nissan Motor spoke about its exposition at the SEMA-2022 tuning exhibition opening in Las Vegas (USA). The company will bring seven cars to this event – these are Sunny Truck EV pickups, Frontier V8 Forsberg Racing, Frontier Christina Roki, Ariya Surf Wagon electric car, Z Nismo sports coupe, Z GT4 car, and Z Chris Forsberg drift car.
The Sunny Truck EV is a Datsun Sunny Truck B20 converted to electric propulsion. Nissan realized this project in collaboration with Tommy Pike Customs. The show car is based on a 1987 right-hand drive pickup truck, but the usual gasoline engine for the model has been removed, and an electric motor and battery from a Nissan Leaf have been mounted instead. Motor power – 147 hp, battery capacity – 40 kWh. The car has also undergone visual revisions. A sports Hakosuka-type body kit, LED headlights and lanterns, 17-inch Rotiform wheels, 205/45 R17 Toyo Extensa tires are installed. In addition, the car sports suspension, and a racing livery with graphics from Brock Racing Enterprises is applied to the body.
The Ariya Surf Wagon is a pure design exercise by Tommy Puke Customs. The Ariya serial electric crossover was stylized as the American Woody station wagons of the 30-50s, the feature of which was metal-wooden bodies. The fenders and doors of the electric crossover feature woodgrain graphics. The machine is equipped with 20-inch Smoothie wheels with an old-fashioned design and chrome hub caps. The sidewalls of the tires are decorated with white stripes. The main body color is beige, and matte. Roof mounted rack and 7-foot surfboards.
Nissan Frontier V8 prepared by Forsberg Racing. The workshop’s engineers set themselves the task of turning the Frontier’s midsize pickup truck into a car with “unlimited capabilities.” Therefore, the model’s standard 3.8-liter gasoline V6 was replaced here with a 5.6-liter gasoline V8 from the full-size Titan pickup. At the same time, the chassis was seriously improved: new levers were installed in the front suspension, modified leaf springs were used in the rear, conventional shock absorbers were replaced with Nismo / Bilstein with adjustable stiffness, Nismo Axis R18 off-road tires were used. To increase the angles of entry and exit, the standard front bumper gave way to a reduced, molded carbon fiber. An expeditionary trunk was hoisted onto the roof of the cab, an additional LED light was mounted, and spare wheels were fixed in the cargo platform.
Frontier Christina Roki is a Frontier pickup truck converted into a ring car, the work of designer Christina Roki. The car has a lowered suspension, a Performance Lab body kit, a special matte black-red-white body color, R20 wheels, a sports exhaust system, and Alcantara interior trim.
Customized by Nismo’s motorsport division, the rear-wheel drive Z coupe is called the Z Nismo. Here, a suspension sharpened for high-speed races with original levers and camber rods, a set of adjustable stabilizers, reinforced brakes with rear six-piston calipers and stainless steel lines, Nismo LM-RS1 R19 forged wheels (9.5J front and 10.5J rear). Nismo improved the cooling system of the 3.0-liter engine (its efficiency is 148% of the standard) and applied a new radiator. Under the hood, a brace was installed to increase the rigidity of the body between the suspension struts. Other improvements are a reinforced double-disk clutch, rear-view mirrors with carbon fiber housings, an original fuel tank cap, a titanium gearbox knob, a package of decorative carbon fiber inserts in the cabin, and more.
The Z GT4 is built to the specifications of Japan’s national motorsport series Super Taikyu. The car is built on the basis of the serial Z, but differs in the processing of the chassis, V6 VR engine, suspension and the addition of aerodynamic elements. On the outside, the Nissan Z GT4 features a quick-release composite hood, a bumper with a large air intake, a splitter, a manually adjustable rear wing with a brake light, a diffuser with recesses for two exhaust pipes, and NISMO and GT4 logos on the outer surfaces.
Standing apart at the Nissan booth will be Chris Forsberg’s Z professional drift car, built for Chris Forsberg, a three-time Formula Drift drift winner. The car is equipped with a 3.8-liter gasoline VR38DETT biturbo engine from the Nissan GT-R, the power has been increased to 1300 hp. The chassis and bodywork have been significantly reinforced, special equipment has been installed to ensure the safety of the athlete, the press release says.