The Grand Tour Nissan Patrol: The Porsche 918 Killer Based on a Nissan Supercar
During episode 13 we saw the Porsche 918 Spyder take down the mighty Bugatti Veyron. Afterwards a man in a Nissan Patrol lined up against the Porsche for a shot at a drag race as well. Well as we saw, the Nissan took down the Porsche hard. So what was up with the Patrol? Clearly it wasn’t a stock everyday SUV.
After a bit of research I found out a bit more about it. Here’s what I found.
The Nissan Patrol is an SUV that was only built for the middle east and Australia and is a very common vehicle there. It usually comes standard with a 285 horsepower straight-six but it’s also very common to modify them. The Patrol in the film (pictured above) is owned by a member of one of the ruling families of Dubai. It has the engine and drive train from a Nissan GTR which was all put together by Nissan themselves in Japan and then shipped over to Dubai. Upon arrival it was then modified even further by a local garage, F Performance Garage, to produce a mind blowing 1900 horsepower. Along with the power boost the Patrol also was fitted with some sticky tires and some really big brakes. It was featured a few days ago on F Performance Garage’s Facebook page, showing a bit more of what’s underneath the hood of this monster.
So really the poor little Porsche didn’t stand a chance and was destroyed by what’s known as the ultimate sleeper. Good thing it wasn’t for pink slips. If you haven’t seen the race yet, watch the video below and prepare yourself for laughter and possibly a tear or two.