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You Can Order Your Own 1000bhp Nissan GT-R-Engined Navara-R Pickup

This 1000bhp Nissan Navara monster was created by SB Motorsport and now they’re taking orders…

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Nissan - You Can Order Your Own 1000bhp Nissan GT-R-Engined Navara-R Pickup - News

Drift champion Steve Biagioni, along with his company SB Motorsport, have big news about their extremely powerful Nissan Navara-R pickup truck. It’s the culmination of two years of development and you’ll soon be able to order your own.

The team took a regular Navara, threw away the standard pickup’s four-cylinder diesel engine and set to work squeezing in a heavily modified version of the drivetrain from an R35 Nissan GT-R. The result is a 1,000bhp juggernaut with room for five passengers and a whole lot of IKEA furniture in the back.

Nissan - You Can Order Your Own 1000bhp Nissan GT-R-Engined Navara-R Pickup - News

The R35 GT-R’s standard twin-turbocharged V6 VR38DETT engine was bored out to 4.1-litres, fitted with two Garrett turbos and custom exhaust manifolds to achieve its four-figure power output. The rest of the mechanicals were also strengthened to cope – Dodson Motorsport, based in New Zealand, rebuilt the standard dual-clutch transmission from the ground up.

SB Motorsport also modified the Navara’s suspension turrets to accommodate the subframes from an R35 GT-R, and fitted bespoke KW coilovers and a whole lot of reinforcement to the chassis. It’s also fitted with Alcon RC6 and RC4 brakes to provide some much needed stopping power.

Nissan - You Can Order Your Own 1000bhp Nissan GT-R-Engined Navara-R Pickup - News

It looks fast, too. The Navara’s Styling was reworked by Sterling Automotive, who supplied it with flared wheel-arches to accommodate its wider stance and custom bodywork including a duck-tail spoiler that ensures it looks the part. The pickup rolls on 20-inch BBS wheels.

The best part is that the punchy pick-up is road legal – SB Motorsport will be taking orders for the Navara-R from “serious enthusiasts who are eager to have their own custom-built, road-legal monster” in 2023. If you’ve got a £250,000 lying around and are stuck between buying a serious performance supercar and something you can do a dump-run in, you might be that serious enthusiast.

Nissan - You Can Order Your Own 1000bhp Nissan GT-R-Engined Navara-R Pickup - News

It’s not the first time a R35 GT-R has supplied its mechanicals to a serious performance machine – it also lent its brakes to this extreme 500bhp Toyota GR Yaris built by Severn Valley Motorsport. SB Motorsport’s Navara-R will be appearing at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed if you want to see it in the metal.