After months of updates, Nissan’s latest crowd-sourced custom vehicle, the Nissan “Project Titan,” is finally complete and ready to start its expedition through Alaska. Lest you think this Titan will be some trailer queen, it will be piloted by a pair of Wounded Warrior Alumni through some of the worst terrain Alaska has to offer.
To help it handle these unfavorable conditions, Nissan customized this Titan with help from its social media fans. The model started as a 2014 Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X, then fans voted on what components to install at 10 stages.
Under the hood of this off-road beast is a 5.6-liter V-8 with a NISMO cold-air intake, a custom PCM tune, and a Borla cat-back exhaust system. Although Nissan didn’t release final specs on this engine, I estimate that its likely somewhere in the 330-horsepower range with torque sitting somewhere just south of 400 pound-feet.
Putting the power to the ground is a set of 18-by-9-inch Fuel Revolver D525 rims and 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T rubber. Allowing these wheels and tires the travel they need to handle the terrain in Alaska is a PRG long-travel suspension kit that jacks the ride height by four inches, an set of Airlift ride-control airbags on the rear, PRG upper control arms, PRG sway bar links and Radflow remote reservoir coilover shocks.
Giving the Titan the extra room to carry supplies in the great-white north is a custom-built roof rack with Bulldog LED surround lights mounted on it for superb visibility all around. Also added in are two Warn winches, including a 10,000-pound winch on the front bumper and an 8,000-pound winch on the rear bumper. The front winch mounts to an ARN Deluxe Bull Bar with integrated LED lights for awesome visibility. Nissan also installed a rear bumper to match the front.
Aesthetic and comfort modifications are also a part of this build. Covering up the exterior of this once-white Titan is a custom-made 3M digital-camo wrap. On the inside, Nissan went the more comfort route and installed Katzkin leather seats with the “Project Titan” logo, a Rockford Fosgate sound system with a pair of eight-inch subwoofers, and a Lowrance orr-road GPS.
I am not too sure just how well “Project Titan” will handle the rugged terrain in the Last Frontier, but we will soon find out, as the adventure began on September 8, 2014.