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Nissan Navara NP300 gets 800hp GT-R engine conversion

English tuning giants Severn Valley Motorsport have created the ultimate Navara by transplanting the VR35DETT engine from the R 35 GT-R, in lieu of the pedestrian 2.3-litre turbo-diesel.

Nissan Navara NP300 GT-R engine

The work goes far beyond a mere transplant, with power bumped up to 800hp (596kW). Plenty of other tuning options are available too, with the company claiming that a face-melting 1500hp(1120kW) is also available if your wallet is fat enough.

This NP300 also adopts the GT-R’s dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive drivetrain, with the capability of installing a manual gearbox also being mentioned.

Externally, a deep chin front end and bodykit with matt and red highlights completes the visual package and sets the tradies’ favourite apart from the worksite special.

As one might expect, the price for this insanity is stratospheric; £175,000 (AU$328,000), for something which would make a Maloo wet its bed and destroy its bedliner in the process.

Luke Anthony from the company said: “we are open to the craziest of ideas”, so sky’s the limit when it comes to turning the Navara workhorse into a mind-blowingly fast machine. Speaking of which, there is no mention of performance figures or quarter mile times at this point.

This Navara is not the only vehicle to feature a GT-R driveline swap; the famous Nissan Juke-R came with the twin-turbo engine, installed and engineered for fun by Nissan Europe engineers.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.