The Navara is probably one of the latest models in the Nissan lineup that you hope to tune in to. Even then, professional drifter Steve Bagsi Biagioni and the SB Motorsports team worked for two years on a ladder-frame pickup that resulted in a featured Navara-R powered by a tuned GT-R engine.
A custom-built wide bodykit from Sterling Automotive shows the unique Navara-R part and it has been thrown to the ground. The kit includes front and rear fender add-ons, bumper extensions, a pronounced front splitter and two rear spoilers – one mounted on the roof and one on the tailgate. The custom racecar-style packaging from Fleet Lever Solutions Limited’s combination of 20-inch BBS wheel shots on sticky tires ensures that no one will mistake this Navara for a stock model.
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Although the appearance is impressive, the most important changes are hidden under the skin. Diesel motors are out of stock Navara, making room for a tuned VR38DETT engine from the Nissan GT-R. The displacement of the twin-turbo V6 motor, now called the VR41, has been increased to 4.1 liters, with the output reaching a magical number of 1,000 hp (736 kW / 1,014 PS). Power is transmitted to all four wheels via a reworked dual-clutch transmission built by Dodson Motorsport experts.
Nissan’s one-ton pickup is known for its off-road certification but has received a chassis overhaul for the best performance on the Navara-R track. More specifically, it combines the GT-R’s subframe with custom-built suspension torrents and the HLS 4 hydraulic lift-system with KW V4 racing coilover suspension. Naturally, the stopping power has also been upgraded with RC6 and RC4 Alcon Specialist brakes.
Inside the cabin, the team added a new GT-R-sourced steering wheel, a pair of Sparko bucket seats, a red stop-start button, a small digital instrument cluster and a custom Kenwood infotainment system with a large touchscreen in the center. Console
Looking at this heavily modified pickup with monstrous power, you probably thought it would be one-off. However, according to a report from Top Gear, SB Motorsports is taking orders from enthusiasts who are willing to pay at least £ 250,000 ($ 313,712) for a crazy conversion. Even more surprising is that the vehicle remains legal on the road, although we do not recommend using it on a daily basis.
Note that the latest generation of Navarra has been discontinued from Europe, recently a facelifted version of the pickup has been launched in Australia and some Asian markets. This is not the first time that the GT-R engine has found its way into a Nissan model with a different bodystyle, but the Navara-R seems more extreme than the factory-built, limited production Juke-R.
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