Hardcore 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo Spied Completely Naked

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Too bad it won't be coming to the US.

The Nissan Armada was given a facelift for the 2021 model year, giving the large off-roader more rugged styling and a vastly improved interior. As standard, the 2021 Nissan Armada is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 producing 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic. Nissan also sells a more powerful variant - but not in the US, sadly.

Outside of America, the Nissan Armada is sold as the Patrol, and in regions like the Middle East, Nissan also offers a high-performance version tuned by Nismo. A video shared by Instagram page jokerr.cars shows the new Nissan Patrol Nismo completely undisguised shooting for a commercial in the Middle East, despite the fact that the updated Nismo variant hasn't yet been officially unveiled.

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With no camouflage, the Nismo version clearly looks more aggressive than America's Armada, with prominent air intakes flanking a larger grille. In addition, Nissan has added sporty side skirts and the front bumper features a red accent. Like the current model, the new Patrol Nismo rides on larger 22-inch black and silver Rays wheels.

Elsewhere, we get a glimpse of the Patrol Nismo's large exhaust tip and the SUV is riding on noticeably larger tires. We don't get a look inside the cabin, but the current Nissan Patrol Nismo features unique interior badging and aluminum pedals.

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Under the hood, the updated Patrol Nismo will be powered by a tuned version of Nissan's 5.6-liter V8. In the current Patrol Nismo, this unit generates 428 hp, but the updated model could get a slight power increase. Based on the refreshed 2021 Patrol, this will be the first time the Nismo variant has been updated since it launched in 2015. Like the pre-facelift version, it will most likely be exclusive to the Middle East market where the Patrol is a best-seller, so don't get your hopes up about it coming to the US.

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