If you have never heard of Severn Valley Motorsport, then this is not bad. The British Tuning company that focuses on the optimization of the Nissan GT-R has specialized, and is probably only to insiders. That could change now, however, because the power-mad Brits have established a truly impressive record.
In principle, the project started already in 2014 and, of course, the Nissan GT-R was involved. Be engine, better said. The 3.8-Liter-V6-Biturbo-the beast squeezed the Tuner in the Front of an extremely popular family SUV. It was the first Generation of the Nissan Qashqai. The Qashqai R was born. And because Severn Valley Motorsport had changed the drive of the GT-R still "a bit", it brought the crazy Qashqai to 1,100 HP and about as many Newton meters of torque.
That was a good four years and since then, the once-sensible pampers bomber ran some more serious changes. According to Severn Valley Motorsport, the "solid machined machine has" a new turbo-kit, which increases the power to an incredible 2,000 horsepower. And why All this? Well, SVM's cross-eyed on the title of the fastest SUVs in the world. This held until last weekend, Toyota's absurd to 2,000-HP-Land-Cruiser with a speed of 370 km/h.
As you can imagine, is the Land Cruiser-the record is now history. Because on Saturday, 21.4., reached SVM with its Qashqai-R in an English event called Vmax200 a maximum speed of 237,8 miles per hour. This corresponds to its decision 382,7 km/h. Thus, the Mega-Qashqai trumped even a participating Koenigsegg Agera RS, brought it up to 356 km/h. However, the speed freaks you know for sure that the Swedish Hypercar was already much faster on the road. In November 2017, it achieved a speed of 447 km/h a new world record for series-production vehicles.
Nevertheless, almost 383 km/h faster Nissan Qashqai is an event that is probably even longer in the memory will remain. Even the latest Generation of the Super SUVs, like the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio (283 km/h), Bentley Bentayga V12 (301 km/h) or the Lamborghini Urus (305 km/h) against the compact, old Japanese suddenly a little pale.(sw)