We already established that thanks to the “Takumi”, Nissan’s now iconic VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 is a gem of automotive engineering. The best part about it, though, is that it feels at home in any Nissan model it’s installed.
As a matter of fact, the GT-R-powered Juke and Qashqai were a testimonial of what can be accomplished if you mate mundane vehicles with the monster power-plant. But why stop there, especially since there are lots of other Nissan products begging to be “GT-R-rized”; like this Navara, for instance.
From the creators of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo Qashqai, Severn Valley Motorsport (SVM), comes this 800 Hp truck described as the one of the nicest way to transport your GT-R around with a trailer. But we know a vehicle with such a “heart” won’t stick to hauling, especially as the tuner mentions you can have it all the way to 1500 Hp. Performance data aside, the Navara is only a development project, for now, commissioned by a (very lucky) customer.
The truck’s top speed target is 200 mph (321 km/h), and in order to achieve this performance SVM doesn’t just transplant the engine, but implements some bespoke chassis mods as well. The company will even bolt the Navara’s body over the R35 GT-R’s powertrain, if you’re willing to dig up the necessary amount of cash for this kind of operation.
Top Gear says that’s about £175,000 before VAT ($251,772), but anything can be accomplished according to SVM’s Luke Anthony: “Anything is possible, we are open to the craziest of ideas.”
“We can produce these types of vehicles if we get the go-ahead for one from a customer. The go-ahead, of course, including an appropriately sized payment."