The Patrol’s owner, Andrew Cassar, could always see the potential lurking within the new Patrol: “It was between this and the Landcruiser 200 Series,” Andrew told us. “The creature comforts were better in the Y62 and it just represented better value for money.
“It’s a huge step up from the GU Patrol in every way and makes the current 200 Series look dated.”
The vehicle utilises Nissan’s VK56 5.6-litre V8 engine, which delivers 300kW in stock form. When Andrew first took ownership it ran 160kW on the dyno at all four wheels.
That got spanked up to 350kW after Andrew installed a Harrop 2.5-litre supercharger kit. Harrop also retuned the stock ECU.
Other than the supercharger and tune – and an HM exhaust system – the drivetrain remains standard. The engine, transmission and transfer case all remain unopened.
35-inch tyres, a factory rear diff lock and a Harrop ELocker up front – combined with a 50mm hike on each end – all make this Patrol an off-road monster. The Patrol is riding on OME springs with matching Nitrocharger Sport shocks on each corner.
A colour-coded ARB Deluxe bullbar resides up front and hosts a Magnum 10,000lb winch.
The all-rounder has also been decked out for remote-area travel, with five Fullriver 20Ah batteries residing where the spare tyre once lived.
Watch the ’charged Patrol in action, and read the full feature in the December issue of 4X4 Australia – in stores now.