Sleepers are difficult to pull off properly. The sell is that you are up against something that will struggle to get out of it’s own way, or at the least is dead-stock and non-threatening. Think of the little geeky kid in school who is usually getting picked on. You don’t know that his father practices krav maga, has taught the bespectacled brat a thing or two, and you certainly didn’t notice the roll of quarters balled up in his fists until the day he laid someone out after being fed up with someone’s crap. That’s how a sleeper works. A Nissan Patrol in the United Arab Emirates is not a sleeper for one good reason: there are many, many ways they can be hopped up and the locals know this. We’ve seen V8-swapped monsters climbing dunes that do a better job of moving a mountain of sand that the wind can in short time.
You are looking at a Y61-generation Patrol, which stock packed an inline-six that was sufficient for power. Nothing exciting, but stock it was a capable enough machine. This particular Patrol doesn’t pack a V8. Instead, most of it is a Nissan GT-R tuned up beyond the realm of reason, with only the Patrol’s boxy shape and some interior bits to remind you that you are in a sports-utility vehicle and not a Skyline on ‘roids. Kyle from 1320Video recently got to go for a ride in the truck that left Richard Hammond and a Porsche 918 wondering what happened…after he used the same Porsche to run down a Bugatti Veyron. We’d suggest changing those tires out normally to help the sleeper vibe…but here, we think that there isn’t a suitable alternative that will be of any use.