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Nissan Titan XD Project Basecamp for overlanding enthusiasts

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Nissan has taken the wraps off a specially modified 2017 Titan XD Pro-4X called ‘Project Basecamp’, specially designed for hardcore adventure enthusiasts. The vehicle has everything you could possibly need to spend days thousands of miles away from home. The Project Basecamp will be on display this weekend at the Overland Expo 2017 WEST, one of the premier annual overlanding events in the United States.

The Project Basecamp showcases more than 60 aftermarket parts and accessories from some of the leading manufacturers in the overlanding field, creating an essentially self-contained, self-sustaining ‘basecamp’ for exploring the backcountry.

The transformation to Project Basecamp starts with some new ‘hiking boots’ in the form of maximum off-road-traction 35×12.50×17 tires mounted on 17-inch beadlock aluminum-alloy wheels. A special 3-inch lift kit provides extra tire clearance at each corner, and the suspension has been given an extra level of bulletproofing with air springs, an air-leveling compressor and more.

The list of exterior modifications includes custom front and rear bumpers, aggressive fender flares and cab-length rock sliders, custom hood, light bar and chase lights with fog and spot lights. A winch system with remote mount and quick-connect cables has been tucked under the custom front bumper. A custom vinyl wrap completes the initial stage.

Next came the overlander survival essentials – a Leitner Designs Overland bed cage, Rhino Rack Pioneer rack system and Foxwing Awning, CVT Tents Mt. Rainier Stargazer tent and vestibule, and Black Forest portable Fridge Freezer, along with water canisters and fuel packs from Daystar, shovels, emergency kit from ARB and more.

Capping off Project Basecamp is a custom Patriot Camper X2 Off Road Adventure Trailer with matching vinyl wrap. Nissan says the trailer has been configured to include everything a camper could desire. When fully loaded, the X1 is capable of carrying more than two-thirds its own weight, which is expertly distributed for increased off-road stability. The X1’s extreme departure angle, overall length and low, wide track allows for smooth towing, and adjustable air suspension should keep this Titan well clear of rocks and debris.

The torque-monster Cummins 5.0 litre V8 Turbo Diesel engine powers the Titan XD, with an output of 310 hp and over 750 Nm (555 lb-ft) of torque.

The Project Basecamp will be making additional appearances this spring and summer at outdoor adventure shows and exhibitions.

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