Check Out This Nissan Navara With A GT-R Engine Under Its Hood

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.”


  • Six_Tymes

    oh wow that’s cool.

  • Polyester Poontang

    What about putting this stuff into a good looking sports car.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      We have that already

      • KidRed

        He said “good looking”

        • R1S0

          yeah, good point. GT-R is great looking, not good looking.

          • Polyester Poontang

            Then why does it sell so poorly.
            2015 12 months sales Corvette 33,329 units US ONLY
            2015 12 months sales GT-R 1,105 units US ONLY

            Is it a sales dud because it is such a poor performer or because it’s looks are lacking?

            What do you attribute to its lack of sales.

            I live in a city that has two Nissan dealers (I drive a Murano) and neither have retailed a GT-R in the last 36 months

          • Hugh Jorgan

            10,500 +- SOLD US SINCE INCEPTION 2007.
            That is a lot of ugly……….if only .they had kept the 240Z shape.

          • Rick Alexander

            Maybe it has something to do with the $30 – 40,000 markup over the Vette, which is a performance bargain at about $60 – 70,000 depending. The GTR is a better quality car from a fit and finish perspective in comparison to the Vette. However, the Vette is cheaper to maintain from a parts perspective.

          • Pete Moss

            GT-R 1,100 CARS SOLD IN 2015 USA
            CORVETTE 33,000 same period
            P0RCHE 911 30,000 same period

            In 2004 29,000 PONTIAC AZTECS WERE SOLD IN THE US

            If 1,100 is all that can be sold in one year in the USA …..IT HAS TO BE A DUD……FOLKS WANT THEIR PERFORMANCE CAR TO BE EYE CANDY.


          • Sorry mate, but this is clearly thanks to the used and parts market. Vette are made in there and has some 50 years in american history, GTR is JDM and for sure that is a big block from most american to get an japanese (sportive) car.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Your point is…

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  • TheHake

    Oh yes please!

  • fabri99

    Nice, but I’d like a new Stagea with this engine.

    • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

      Yes, please.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Hell yea!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Yes. Yes!!!!

  • pureworx

    am i the only one who wants to put that drivetrain in a pulsar?.. im just getting bored not hearing any more about the pulsar nismo shown a while ago. will it be made or are they afraid it will kill the megane rs?