World renowned GT-R tuner Severn Valley Motorsport has created the ultimate pickup in the form of an 800bhp Nissan Navara.
Over the last few years we’ve seen the R35 GT-R’s iconic 3.8-litre VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 motor get slotted into a number of humble Nissans, including a run-of-the-mill Juke, a Qashqai, and now this, a Navara pickup truck. Created by Severn Valley Motorsport (SVM) - the same Shropshire-based maniacs who gave us the insane 1400bhp R35 known as ‘Mad Medusa’ - this basic utility vehicle has been turned into supercar slaying beast.
Named the ‘Navara-R’, SVM has shoehorned an 800bhp VR38DETT motor into a space once occupied by a 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel motor with 190bhp. Official performance stats have yet to be released, but if we look at what SVM has produced in the past, we can expect a sub-three second 0-60mph time and a top speed approaching 200mph. Currently, the Navara-R is not for sale - it’s a working concept designed to show the world what SVM is capable of producing. But if you have deep enough pockets, SVM is happy to build you your very own example. And best of all, the sky’s the limit.
The 800bhp Navara-R is just the start. SVM has stated that customers can opt for higher states of tune, all the way up to a Koenigsegg Regera rivalling 1500bhp. SVM’s Luke Anthony told Top Gear that “anything is possible” and that the team “are open to the craziest of ideas”. The company is even prepared to undertake a full engineering project, taking the shell of a Navara, and placing it on top of a GT-R’s drive-train.