We've all dreamed of outrageously powered bakkies, but a UK tuner is going to make a GTR-powered Navara bakkie.
SB Motorsport, based in the UK, is working on what its calling 'the world's best pick-up.' The new project is an R35 Nissan GTR motor shoved into a Nissan Navara. Dubbed the Navara R, this bakkie is going to be a road-legal high-performance monster.
With a power goal of 1000 hp, the Nissan Navara-R will have the 4-wheel drive system from the GTR too. Expect a properly wild bodykit and huge wing too. Inside, SB Motorsport says the Navara cabin will retain as much of a factory finish as possible.
SB Motorsport founder, Stephen “Baggsy” Biagioni says “This project has always been on the cards for SB Motorsport, ever since our initial GT-R project. With racing currently on hold (due to COVID-19) this was the break we needed to re-visit the idea and bring it to fruition. We have the best partners and they share our vision to create another great vehicle that will challenge the normalities of what’s possible, this is going to be an exciting mix of performance meets practicality.” He continues “The Navara-R as we have already dubbed it, will challenge our in-house know-how. With this build, the aim is to keep the Navara road-legal, all the mod-cons of the vehicle, rather than creating a race-car chassis with minimal extras."
The project is likely to be completed by the end of 2020. Watch this space!