The automotive world had its eyes set on Las Vegas as Nissan pulled the covers off a series of fairly impressive vehicles that will be presented at the 2023 SEMA Show. Held from October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA remains one of the biggest car shows in the world.
Project Rugged Rogue: The Family Adventure Vehicle
Nissan’s Project Rugged Rogue is not your average crossover SUV. This concept vehicle is designed for families who crave off-road adventures and camping trips. Based on the recently updated 2024 Rogue, the vehicle comes equipped with a range of prototype NISMO Off Road components. These include a 3-inch suspension lift kit and 18 x 8.5-inch wheels shod with Yokohama GEOLANDAR M/T G003 tires. The vehicle also features custom carbon fiber fender flares, a dual-exit center exhaust, and a roof rack equipped with 6-inch round driving lights. For added protection, it has a front bumper guard and rock rails, along with hood-mounted 4-inch round driving lights.
Forsberg Frontier Off-Road Race Truck: A Testament to Durability
Nissan teamed up with Forsberg Racing and multi-time Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg to create the Frontier Off-Road Race Truck. This vehicle was specifically designed for the NORRA 500 off-road race and emerged victorious in its stock production class. Outfitted with NISMO Off Road parts, the truck showcases the durability and performance capabilities of the Frontier model.
Sentra DET Concept: A Nod to Nissan’s Racing Heritage
The Sentra DET Concept takes the popular compact sedan to new heights. Inspired by the Sentra Cup spec-racing series in Canada, the concept pays tribute to Nissan’s iconic SE-R models and NISMO heritage. Under the hood, it houses a turbocharged MR20DD 2.0-liter engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The vehicle also sports a prototype NISMO B18 performance exhaust and rides on a NISMO coilover suspension fine-tuned by GT4 professional racer Bryan Heitkotter. Inside, you’ll find Recaro Sportster CS front seats and a NISMO GT shift knob.
Z NISMO and GT-R NISMO: Track-Ready Thrills
Nissan’s SEMA booth also featured the 2024 Nissan Z NISMO and the 2024 GT-R NISMO. The Z NISMO comes with a 420-horsepower engine, NISMO-tuned suspension, and enhanced brakes. The GT-R NISMO, on the other hand, boasts a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine with 600 horsepower and features a range of aerodynamic and suspension upgrades.