SVM Nissan Navara NP300 Is Powered by an 800+ HP VR38DETT Twin-Turbo V6

R35 Nissan GT-R-powered SVM Nissan Navara NP300 pickup truck 1 photo
Photo: Severn Valley Motorsport
In a town called Telford, located in Shropshire, UK, a company going by the name of Severn Valley Motorsport has modified a pickup truck to such an extent that it could put a 2017 Nissan GT-R to shame in a straight line. Probably. Would you look at the monster breathing fire under the hood?
The development concept pictured above started life as a 2016 model year Nissan Navara NP300. When it rolled off the assembly line, the Navara here came with a 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine with 190 horsepower and a manual transmission. As a workhorse, the Navara Double Cab can tow up to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) and comes with a 5.1-foot (1,578 mm) long bed. The SVM-built Nissan Navara NP300 doesn’t do workhorse chores, though.

Instead, the engine bay is filled with 3.8 liters of VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 madness and the transmission has been swapped for the six-speed dual-clutch unit of the Nissan GT-R. Of course, SVM has performed some chassis modifications in order to keep that savagery under control.

Whereas the 2017 Nissan GT-R makes do with 565 horsepower, the tuned pickup truck ups the ante to more than 800 horsepower and a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour (322 km/h). I don’t know what Severn Valley Motorsport was thinking when they developed and built this Nissan Navara NP300, but they deserve as many thumbs up as you’re willing to give them. SVM can do much more than this, though.

Provided that you have lots of cash to spare, you can ring the British company and ask them to slot the Nissan Navara NP300 bodywork over the platform of an R35 Nissan GT-R. Of course, that includes the powertrain and the independent transaxle 4WD system of the one car enthusiasts call Godzilla. Make no mistake about it, such a proposition trumps the bonkers Nissan Juke-R 2.0 to kingdom come.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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