Two Wounded Warriors Driving Nissan Titans Through Alaska [w/Video]
Nissan has found a way to build credibility for the toughness of its 2014 Titan full-size pickup. It has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to build a take-no-prisoners truck that can conquer the Alaskan wilderness. The Nissan Titan was built via crowdsourcing. Nissan supplied a 2014 Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X with an Endurance 5.6-liter V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. It came factory-equipped with front skid plates, a locking rear differential and 9,300 lbs. of towing capability. On its Nissan Trucks Facebook page fans voted on 10 stages of customization. RELATED: See Nissan's Diesel Concept Midsize Truck
It is driven by two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni David Guzman and Kevin McMahon. Both are Iraqi veterans who suffered physical and invisible injuries while serving overseas.
During a night convoy mission in Iraq, Guzman sustained a traumatic brain injury in addition to damaging his leg, wrist and mouth. Despite these pitfalls, he has since earned Associate's degrees in culinary arts and interdisciplinary studies. McMahon also suffered several emotional and physical traumas requiring several surgeries because of his multiple deployments around the globe.
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Lets take a look at what the Wounded Warriors will be driving. Outside, a "Recon Titan" wrap with a digital-camouflage design pays homage to some of the most capable vehicles in the military, Nissan says. A NISMO cold-air intake and Borla cat-back exhaust system open up airflow on both ends of the Titan's engine. Eighteen-inch Fuel Revolver D525 wheels are wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires. Come nightfall, Bulldog LED Lighting illuminates the way, while an ARB Deluxe Bull Bar provides protection.
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Katzkin leather-wrapped seats feature Project Titan and Wounded Warrior Project embroidery inside the Nissan Titan. Coordinated tan stitching is found on the seats, steering wheel and door panels. Project Titan tows a matching customized all-terrain camping trailer featuring a camp-style kitchen, tent, water/fuel storage and a spare tire.
As the two veterans set out across the Alaskan landscape, Nissan will document the adventure, with a YouTube series set to launch this fall.
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