Nissan unveiled 370Zki which is a snowmobile & company also unveiled new SUV flagship which called Armada Snow Patrol. One is sports cars that ready for ice racing & other is SUV that ready for extreme terrain. Also, you can watch it at upcoming 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan 370Zki build on 370Z Roadster which is a famous sports car. The body design is same but remove the tyre and make space for rear DOMINATOR Tracks from American Track Truck, Inc., the entire drivetrain was first removed from the 370Z Roadster & then a custom lift kit was designed plus engineered, also lifting the vehicle three inches from the normal height.
“The Nissan 370Zki continues our recent tradition of bringing imaginative winter vehicle concepts to the Chicago Auto Show. With the Nissan Z’s long heritage of motorsports competition, the 370Zki seemed like a natural combination,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Prior to its debut here in Chicago, we put the 370Zki through its paces on the slopes in Wyoming where its performance heritage really came through.”
There is custom mountings for the rear suspension springs & three-inch custom spacers to mount the snow tracks to the wheel hubs. Nissan 370Zki got factory brakes were retained but the brake lines had to be rerouted and the exhaust system was modified to fit under the vehicle. The rear wheel wells were also modified for clearance of the four-foot-long snow tracks.
Nissan 370Zki powered by 3.7-litre DOHC V6 engine that generate 332 horsepower & matted with 7-speed automatic transmission plus rear wheel-drive. It’s top has cloth power-folding roof with fabric inner liner.
There is appropriate travel & rotation for the front skis which were also supplied by American Track Truck, Inc.+ mounted with spacers to the stock wheel hubs. Nissan 370Zki engine & transmission got custom-mounted and a front skid plate fabricated to prevent damage during snow excursions.
Nissan 370Zki outer body has beautiful Icon Image Graphics as well as headlights were tinted yellow to resemble ski goggles.
Nissan Armada Snow Patrol
Nissan Armada Snow Patrol has 3855kg towing capacity for both 4WD or 2WD model as well as it’s carry snowmobile like 370Zki in snow also. The new off-road SUV look very muscular & new 35-inch-tall Pro Comp MT2 maximum traction extreme off-road tires these new tyres are mounted on 20×9-inch Cognito Series 61 wheels with a Satin Black milled finish. Also, Pro Comp suspension lift kit.
“While the 2018 Armada drives like a luxury sedan, it has a long off-road heritage as the Nissan Patrol, a global expedition vehicle,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. “As part of our celebration of winter at the Chicago Auto Show, we wanted to remind our growing family of Armada owners and enthusiasts that this full-size SUV stands ready to take you to the mountains, or at least safely through Chicago streets covered in lake effect snow.”
The SUV front offer Smittybilt off-road bumper with grille protector bar & winch mount with 12,000-pound capacity winch. Nissan Armada Snow Patrol have roof-mounted DR36 double row LED light bar with flood and spot capabilities plus pair of grille-mounted 5-inch LED round motorsports lights that really great for night off-roading.
Nissan Armada Snow Patrol packed with one-piece Defender rack which mounted on top & M-1A running boards/rock sliders were added to help prevent road scrap damage. Off-road SUV has custom body wrap by Icon Image Graphics, with special Armada Snow Patrol logo.
Now, talking about interior, there is more cargo space & more premium. Interior got premium leather front seat with pearl color surfaces and cement color perforated inserts, cobalt color wings, contrasting cobalt stitching & Armada Snow Patrol logo seatback inserts were added.
Nissan Armada Snow Patrol powered by 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance engine that produce 390-horsepower & matted with 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, manual mode and Synchronized Rev Control as well as tow/haul mode for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. Also, it’s all-wheel drive so, any kind of road these beast handle easily.
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