LAS VEGAS – Fresh from being named a “Truck of Texas” by a Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), a 2016 TITAN XD, with a Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, creates an ideal, if unconventional, land speed record racer. Dubbed “Project Triple Nickel” as an loyalty to a batch TITAN XD’s 555 lb.-ft. torque rating, a specifically given lorry was suggested now during a 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
“What improved place to uncover off a latest partnership between Nissan and Cummins than a 2015 SEMA Show,” pronounced Pierre Loing, clamp president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Land speed record racing is one of a many intriguing and formidable forms of motorsport, and what we learn from this endeavour will be profitable to all as TITAN is invariably developed.”
“Project Triple Nickel” is a operative partnership between Cummins and Nissan North America. Modification began on a 2016 TITAN XD a few weeks ago, and so distant it facilities a special lowered suspension, salt-flat character front circle covers, Mickey Thompson tires, an Ultra Shield seat, a Stroud Safety parachute, a custom-fabricated front atmosphere dam and bed covers and a custom, brushed nickel-colored wrap. Additional modifications – including a hurl cage, additional reserve apparatus and some-more – will be combined within a subsequent few months as a lorry is grown with an eye toward environment new category speed records.
Both companies now occupy land speed category record holders, both during Bonneville as good as a East Coast Timing Association, that binds events in Wilmington, Ohio. Those employees, on a proffer basis, will assistance beam a ongoing project, with a lorry competing in a D/DT category (current record 191 MPH) as good as a FIA category A-III-9 (record 115 MPH).
“Cummins and Nissan have had an innovative partnership for some-more than 5 years, with glorious results, including a endowment winning powertrain for a all-new 2016 TITAN XD truck,” pronounced Jeff Caldwell, ubiquitous manager of Global Pickup Van Business, Cummins. “Our operative teams have been deliberating a land-speed record racing plan for some time now, and we are anxious to entrance this lorry during a 2015 SEMA Show. Our founder, Clessie Cummins, would be unapproachable of a volunteers peaceful to spend a time pulling his diesel to a limits.”
Cummins has a prolonged story in land-speed record racing, starting in 1931 on Daytona Beach and stability to a salt flats of Bonneville and a airstrips of Wilmington, Ohio. Cummins fundamental continuance and continuation has also been proven during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in off-shore racing, DAKAR rallies, and large rival pulling events demonstrating a “overkill” evil that make adult a Cummins DNA.
Nissan also has a story in land speed record racing, many recently with a 1994 “Hardbody” compress pickup truck, that raced during El Mirage and Bonneville. That lorry set mixed annals in a mid-1990s for a four-cylinder truck, many particularly a run of 142.9 MPH on a salt flats.
“Project Triple Nickel” is on arrangement during Nissan’s SEMA counter #30024, Nissan’s central counter during a 2015 show.
Special interjection for ancillary a Nissan / Cummins “Project Triple Nickel” 2016 TITAN XD:
- Cummins: Tom Dollmeyer, Bruce Watson, Neal Wallace, Jeff Caldwell, Clint Garrett, Brent Fields
- Nissan: David Kixmiller, Richard Kulach, Randy Rodriguez
- Suppliers: 12 Point SignWorks,Coffey Fabrication Race Prep
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a tellurian energy leader, is a house of interrelated business units that design, manufacture, discharge and use diesel and healthy gas engines and associated technologies, including fuel systems, controls, atmosphere handling, filtration, glimmer solutions and electrical energy era systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins tellurian participation serves business in approximately 190 countries and territories by a network of approximately 600 company-owned and eccentric distributor locations and approximately 7,200 play locations. Cummins warranted $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014.
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