Nissan Navara was once a nice and sophisticated truck, but now it is a track beast. The truck is no longer available in many European countries but one can still buy it in Australia and New Zealand. A new gen is under development. Also, as it turns out, the outgoing Nissan Navara–R has great potential in terms of track performance upgrades.
The Navara R is a heavily modified truck with lots of performance and cosmetic upgrades. Starting with the exterior, there’s a full custom body kit, consisting of wider wheel arches, new side skirts and bumper extensions, and other aerodynamic tweaks. The interior is mostly stock, and there’s a new Kenwood infotainment system and a digital instrument cluster. There’s no detail on how fast this Navara is, but chances are it is one of the most powerful and fastest pickup trucks in the world. The suspension has been completely redesigned using the original GT-R subframes along with a KW V4 Racing Coilover Suspension and HLS 4 hydraulic lift system. The truck ditches throws the factory 16-inch wheels for a set of custom BBS 20 inches. The brakes are from RC6 and RC4 Alcon Brakes.
Engine and Performance
But, the most important upgrade to this truck lies under the hood. There’s a tuned Nissan GT-R sourced 4.1L twin-turbo V6 engine coupled with Syvecs CU for an impressive output of 1,000 hp. The engine is known as the VR41, which is a GT-R 3.8L engine with an increased displacement to 4.1 liters. The power reaches all the four wheels via a specially developed dual-clutch transmission engineered by Dodson Motorsport.
The entire car-making took more than two years to complete and was done by the UK-based SB Motorsport. Drifting machine Steve Baggsy commissioned the speedy Navara and there’s a chance we might see it during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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