SEMA LIVE: Nissan Titan XD 'Triple Nickel' aims for land speed record

Nissan and Cummins are collaborating on a heavily-modified Titan XD, known as project 'Triple Nickel,' that aims to set a few new land-speed records.

Previewed at SEMA, the pickup has been revamped to focus solely on straight-line speed. Modifications currently include lowered suspension, salt-flat style disc wheel covers, Mickey Thompson tires, a racing seat, safety parachute, and a custom-fabricated front air dam and bed covers.

The Triple Nickel will be competing in the D/DT diesel-truck class, requiring a run above 191 mph, along with the FIA A-III-9 class with a current record of 115 mph.

The record-attempting truck will be powered by the same all-new Cummins 5.0-liter V8 found under the hood of the production truck, where it produces 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. The team has not detailed any engine modifications for increased output.

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