Nissan returns to SEMA with five one of a kind vehicles | FG Barnes

Nissan returns to SEMA with five one of a kind vehicles, including the debut of a 400 horsepower 370Z Project Clubsport 23

Nissan Kicks DJ booth, Nissan returns to the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas with five diverse offerings.

For the 2018 edition of the world's premiere automotive specialty products trade event, Nissan is showcasing the 370Z, the all new Kicks subcompact SUV and TITAN full size pickup - each highly modified for specialty tasks ranging from motorsports to public service.

Nissan Project Clubsport 23

Celebrating the iconic 370Z, the Nissan Project Clubsport 23 is an ongoing parts development platform built with ultimate goal of creating a vehicle that owners could duplicate themselves using Nissan Motorsports or aftermarket parts. Starting with an older Nissan 370Z NISMO, the original 350 horsepower 3.7 liter VQ37VHR engine was replaced by a factory fresh 3.0 liter VR30DDTT twin turbo V6 rated at 400 hp. Extensive enhancements were made to the suspension, steering, braking and cooling system. Exterior and interior modifications include custom body panels and Gloss Burnt Orange body wrap, along with a full roll cage and diamond pattern upholstery offering a contemporary throwback to the diamond pattern vinyl used in the original 240Z.

Topping off the project are NISMO branded RAYS cast aluminium allow 18x10.5 inch wheels and Hankook RS4 285/35R18 high performance tyres.

Chris Forsberg Formula DRIFT 370Z

Three time Formula DRIFT Champion Chris Forsberg's instantly recognisable Nissan 370Z takes time off the racing circuit to make an appearance at the Nissan SEMA display. With a twin turbo VQ engine tucked under the carbon fiber body panels, this car is the essence of "show and go."

Nissan Kicks Sound Machine

The Kicks Sound Machine was fabricated at Vehicle Effects in Hollywood. It made its debut at the BET Awards in Los Angeles in July. The project includes the Kicks' class exclusive Bose Personal Plus sound system with eight speakers and propriety Bose signal processing, and a pair of lightweight 2.5 inch Bose UltraNearfield neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks' driver's seat head rest.

This sound machine on wheels is built off of the all new Kicks SR and is powered by a stock 1.6 liter four cylinder engine.

To "Kicks" things up a notch, builders added:

  • Eight Bose Virtually Invisible 791 speakers, custom built composite panel and speaker housing, three Bose F1 1,000W powered subwoofers, and two Bose RoomMatch Utility RMU206 speakers
  • Hidden speakers revealed by pneumatic roof panel, with one Bose PowerMatch PM8500 configurable amplified, one Bose ControlSpace CC-64 controller, and one Bose ControlSpace ESP-880 sound processor with ethernet card
  • Three Bose Panaray MA12EX loudspeakers
  • Pneumatically controlled speakers hidden under the vehicle
  • Professional disk jockeying equipment, including articulating rear drawer (reveals DJ controls), one Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 DJ Mixer, two CDJ-2000NXS2 Pro-DJ multi players
  • Custom 18 inch aluminium alloy wheels

Nissan Ultimate Service TITAN

The one of a kind Nissan Ultimate Service TITAN started life as a TITAN XD Diesel Midnight Edition Crew Cab powered by a stock Cummins 5.0 L V8 Turbo Diesel engine. It was transformed into a mobile response unit built to service in collaboration with the American Red Cross in South Florida.

A B&S Customising Lightweight Bed Box highlights a long list of features included on the first response vehicle. From disaster relief efforts to employee blood drivers, Nissan's partnership with the American Red Cross has raised more than $2.5 million in donations over the past five years. The truck is prepared with the following amenities:

  • With a desk, solar power generator and a built in WiFi hotspot, it can serve as a perfect mobile command center for volunteers
  • Equipped with a bed and first aid kit, the vehicle allows first responders to provide on site care to those injured in an emergency
  • A built in refrigerator and the vehicle's rugged terrain capability allows the TITAN to serve as a blood supply delivery vehicle that can transport blood to hospitals in need
  • For rescue and relief workers, the TITAN can serve as a place to find shelter, food and a much needed place to rest between shifts, thanks to the temperature controlled box that features a resting area, stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator
  • In conjunction with Red Cross Blood Drive efforts, the Ultimate Service TITAN can also serve as a place to give or collect blood donations from the field


Created to assist stranded animals in the wake of disaster, PAWS ONE is a 2018 Nissan TITAN XD Gas PRO-4X animal rescue vehicle making its debut at SEMA. The vehicle was built in collaboration with Animal Rescue Rigs, a new animal rescue 501 charity dedicated to providing support during and after natural disasters.

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