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Widebody Nissan Pathfinder Looks Angry, Is Dubbed the PathGrinder

You may not even know that Nissan makes an SUV called the Pathfinder. The current generation looks just like all its smaller siblings, a generic crossover. But that wasn't always the case.
Widebody Nissan Pathfinder Looks Angry, Is Dubbed the PathGrinder 7 photos
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The old Pathfinder was an intentionally boxy machine with sharp edges added just for fun. I mean, you wouldn't exactly call it the Japanese Mercedes G-Class, but it was actually quite rugged, good at off-roading and came with a V8 option. Some folks are still using it as their lifted rig.

But what if you took things in the other direction, not lifting it for better ground clearance, but making a race, the most unlikely of race cars, actually. Graphics designer Brad Builds likes to do that a lot. He's the man behind the Maserati that looks like a Subaru WRX hatch or even stanced Land Rover Discovery. He also knows his way around a C8 Corvette, but that's another story.

In case, tuning has a habit of taking a car's character and ruining it in a way, this being the case with the latest set of renderings. The Pathfinder has gone from off-road-ready family SUV to a JDM-style low-rider. It's got fender extensions that would make the Nissan GT-R envious and a large carbon fiber chin splitter to push the air down. We doubt that something with this shape would have actual downforce, but it always helps to reduce the dreaded lift problem.

If you think that's weird, wait until you see the back, where the tires appear wider than on an F1 car. The artist has even made custom tinted taillights and somehow performed a wiper delete.

Something like this would only exist in the world of racing games. Nobody asked for a Pathfinder race car and nobody will make one either. But computers rendered out all the little reflections and shadows, so it all looks very real.

 
 
 
 
 

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