The diesel powered truck by Nissan made in collaboration with Cummins is aiming for a land speed record.
The Titan XD truck just made its official debut at the 2015 SEMA. It seems the truck made in collaboration with Cummins is aiming to break speed records on land. The truck is particularly aiming for the land-speed record.
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The Titan XD truck was made under the Project Triple Nickel. The project coined its name from the 555 pound-feet of torque through the 5.0-liter V8 engine. The truck being displayed at the SEMA show 2015 is an early version of the Titan XD. Meaning the truck is liable to more changes in the future before production begins.
"What better place to show off the latest collaboration between Nissan and Cummins than the 2015 SEMA Show," said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.
"Land speed record racing is one of the most intriguing and difficult forms of motorsport, and what we learn from this undertaking will be beneficial to all as TITAN is continuously developed."
The Titan XD truck is also being referred to as the speed demon. Although the truck was developed only a few weeks ago some new modifications are already obvious. The pickup with high-velocity features a smoothed-out and lowered body.
The front air dam is nearly ground-hugging. A roll cage inside and parachute have also been added in the back for safety. The builders of the Titan XD intend to improve more features. If the pickup is going to reach for the title of the fastest pick up then the tweaks are necessary.
The Titan XD will compete in the D/DT class. The D/DT class currently has a record of 191 miles per hour. The Titan XD will be tested in the Spring of 2016 at the Ohio Mile plant in Wilmington.
"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.
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"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."