2000 HP Nissan Qashqai Hits A Record 237.8 MPH, Beats An Agera RS

Normally, if you rock up to a top speed event in an SUV alongside a fleet of hypercars, you will be absolutely destroyed. However, that wasn’t the case at the most recent Vmax 200 event held in the UK.

In one corner was a Koenigsegg Agera RS, certified as the world’s fastest production car. In the other corner was a custom Nissan Qashqai modified within an inch of its life by Severn Valley Motorsport.

Guess what: The Qashqai just embarrassed the much-lauded Swedish hypercar.

During its second of two high-speed runs, the SUV topped out at a remarkable 237.8 mph (382.7 km/h). By comparison, the best the Koenigsegg could muster was 221.3 mph (356 km/h).

As you’d imagine, the Qashqai in question has been overhauled to such an extent that it can barely even be considered a Qashqai anymore. For example, it has been outfitted with the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 of the Nissan GT-R tuned to a remarkable 2000 hp. Such an ungodly figure has been reached thanks to forged engine components, upgraded turbochargers and aggressive software tuning.

In hitting its 237.8 mph top speed, this Qashqai took the title of the world’s fastest SUV from a 2000 HP Toyota Land Cruiser, which once hit 230 mph (370 km/h).

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    How long until the article where it’s mentioned the Dodge Challenger Demon is no match for this Nissan (with video)?


    2000hp and modded to hell and back. What was you expecting? That it lose? Come on now, of course it was going to win.

  • Andrew Riles

    So the Qashqai won that round, presumably because of the course length, but can it hit 285mph?

  • RDS Alphard

    If not mistaken, this is the very same Qashqai that being swapped with R35 platform… not just engine swap.

    • Exactly right, SVM which is GT-R specialist attempt to emulate Juke-R which Qhasqai with R35 bottom on it. They once offered limited edition production but no takers and they ended up modifying the R35 engine to 2000hp drag spec.

      • RDS Alphard

        It cost a lot of money as I recall, and people with money & sense like something else other than a Qashqai looking thing… that said, if I’m rich, I would get a very fast Qashqai looking thing.

        • Yeah given Juke-R cost somewhere around 350k GBP. SVM never disclosed the price of Qahqai-R.

          But yeah when you are collector, you want to own the most unique car on the market. But since this is not an officially sanction cars like Juke-R. It’s kinda limiting the market.

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  • Bash

    …And I thought it is mentioned somewhere in the article that those are 2000 lego horses.

  • Like I explained above this car is really a R35 sitting on a Qashqai body, SVM try to emulate Juke-R with larger Qashqai platform, they even try to offered it as limited production but no takers and the car has 2000hp drag spec GT-R on it now and serve as their demo cars.

  • Six_Tymes

    thats crazy fast. congrats to all involved!

  • Andrew Riles

    Presumably this particular event was distance limited, and that is the speed it managed on the day…..

  • Infinite1

    Sweet build, wish there was a video on it. The swap in the new Q60 would be awesome.

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