Nissan is taking the Frontier off-road racing. The automaker has unveiled a Frontier off-road idea that is working this weekend within the NORRA 500 race in Mexico.
Inbuilt partnership with Forsberg Racing, the race group began by profitable drifter Chris Forsberg, the mid-size pickup truck will compete in a stock-vehicle class. It nonetheless options some modifications for its desert-racing duties, although. These embrace a elevate package and high-performance suspension package from Nissan’s Nismo efficiency division, 17-inch beadlock wheels with Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 tires, rock sliders, and off-road lights.
There are not any obvious modifications beneath the hood. Since its 2022-model-year redesign—its first in 17 years—the Frontier has been supplied solely with a 3.8-liter V-6 producing 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, and related to a 9-speed automated transmission. That engine was launched within the 2020 Frontier.
The NORRA 500 takes rivals from Ensenada throughout the Baja to San Felipe, after which again once more to Ensenada. Nissan has loads of historical past on this a part of the world. Nissan Hardbody pickups raced and received the legendary Baja 1000 within the Eighties. Nissan lately launched a Hardbody Version that brings among the styling of the unique truck to the fashionable Frontier.
Following the race, the Forsberg Racing-built Frontier shall be displayed in as-raced situation on the 2023 SEMA present, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. Nissan may have different idea autos on show, with full reveals coming nearer to the present’s opening.
Forsberg Racing and Nissan have collaborated on some wild SEMA ideas prior to now, together with a V-8-powered Frontier and an Altima drift automotive. However whereas these had been working autos, they weren’t designed for competitors like this newest Frontier.