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The Nissan Patrol Nismo has been revealed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – said tricked-out SUV was unveiled at an event to mark the introduction of the Japanese carmaker’s performance division in the Middle East and is to be sold exclusively in the region. Aside from the “race-inspired” Patrol, models such as the Nissan GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo will also go on sale in the region.

Exterior enhancements on the exterior include the addition of a Nismo bodykit and massive 22-inch Rays forged alloy wheels. Said bodykit includes a revised front bumper with a larger air intake, replete with red highlights, more aggressive side skirts and a restyled rear bumper with a diffuser-like element.

Inside, the seats are now trimmed in black and white leather with diamond stitching. Additionally, red highlights are to be found peppered along the upholstery while a bright red Nismo rev counter further builds on the sporty ambience. Two screens embedded into the front headrests provide extra entertainment.

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Under the bonnet, the 5.6 litre V8 petrol engine now puts out a total of 428 hp – a raise of 28 hp over the standard variant. Though Nismo has refused to quote the exact torque figures, changes to the engine have resulted in a beefier torque spread across 70% of the rev range. For reference, the regular Patrol has a total of 560 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to all four corners via an automatic transmission.

The performance arm of Nissan also touts improved levels of handling thanks to a Nismo-tuned suspension setup that is comprised of Bilstein shock absorbers. Additionally, body reinforcements have resulted in much quicker and more precise steering response, so says Nismo.