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Nissan’s Snow Dome Brings Winter Fun Inside at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

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The Nissan 370Zki project vehicle is on display at Nissan’s enclosed snow dome at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
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You don’t have to venture out into the cold to appreciate two custom project vehicles from Nissan currently on display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show because Nissan has brought the “cold” inside. Designed to tackle winter’s worst conditions, Nissan’s 370Zki and Armada Snow Patrol project vehicles are on display and taking on flurries in their very own enclosed “snow dome” nestled in a corner of Nissan’s booth inside McCormick Place.

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According to Nissan, the special, winterized Nissan 370Zki is engineered from a “stock 370Z Roadster.” The 370Zki features ski tracks instead of front wheels and snow tracks instead of rear wheels, and this snow-ready mobile generates 332 horsepower.

“To fit the new snowshoes, the 370Z Roadster was lifted three inches. A special body wrap graphic and yellow-tinted ‘ski goggle’ headlights complete the package. Prior to arrival at the Chicago Auto Show, the 370Zki was trail-tested on the slopes of Wyoming,” Nissan reports.

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol project vehicle
Photo: Nissan

The Armada Snow Patrol, which is built on the Nissan Armada’s DNA, features a suspension lift of three inches, roof rack, superior off-road tires, and huge front bumper.

“Armada has been on a winning streak since the second-generation design was introduced for the 2017 year – with sales last year increasing 154% over 2016,” according to Nissan.

A snowplow-equipped TITAN XD Single Cab is also featured in Nissan’s snow dome.

According to Nissan, the snow-ready TITAN XD features the “addition of the new HD Front GAWR Package that allows TITAN trucks to be up-fitted for a plow when lake effect snow piles up.”

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Although the 370Zki and Armada Snow Patrol are perfect to take on brutal winters, the only snow they’ll be driving through is that of Nissan’s snow dome; sadly, these project vehicles are not for sale.

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