Someone Built a 1000-HP Nissan GT-R-Powered Pickup

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Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook
Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook

The high-horsepower pickup game is a particularly American obsession. From the 450-hp Raptor to the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX and the 1000-hp Hummer EV, this country gets all of the absurd trucks. But someone in the U.K. seems a bit jealous of that scene, so he built a 1000-hp version of the Nissan Navara.

Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook
Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook

The Navara is Nissan's global truck, the alternative to the Frontier that most of the rest of the world got. We never did because the U.S. heavily taxes trucks built outside of the NAFTA free trade zone, but for Europe, Oceania, Asia, South America, and pretty much everywhere else the Navara has been Nissan's workhorse. It's now off-menu in Europe, but that didn't stop drifter Steve "Baggsy" Biagioni from building one into a custom 1000-hp monster.

The project uses a version of the Nissan GT-R's twin-turbo V-6 bored out from 3.8 to 4.1 liters. Biagoni's SB Motorsport Ltd in the UK also fitted the original GT-R subframes under the Navara, but hooked them up to a custom suspension setup with K&W coilovers and an HLS 4 hydraulic lift system. The wheels and body kit are custom, as is the camo wrap. Alcon brakes at the front and rear ensure major stopping power.

Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook
Photo credit: Steve Baggsy Biagioni on Facebook

Inside, the steering wheel is plucked straight from a GT-R. Aggressive Sparco buckets hold the driver and passenger in while a Kenwood head unit takes over the dash. Not that a stereo matters, as I wouldn't expect to use this on a lot of long trips. There's no word on what Biagoni will do with the truck, but it appears to have a UK number plate in the video. The fact that it's blocked out begs the question of whether this Navara is still road legal. I can't say, but if you're in the UK and see something with a bed fly by at triple-digit speeds, I have a guess on what it is.

via Motor1

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