Nissan Qashqai-R SVM Project
At the start of 2013 we began working on this project behind the closed doors of our purpose built 8000 sq ft facility here in Telford UK. A dedicated R35 premises normally exclusive to the general builds and servicing of the Nissan R35 and to building some of the most exciting R35′s the World has seen. After 9 months of building and creating the “Worlds first Qashqai/Dualis” we decided the time was right for release. In January 2014 we were very happy to reveal the project for all to see at the NEC Autosports show in the Birmingham UK. The project has received outstanding feedback from the public, media & car enthusiasts alike!
So what is the Qashqai-R?
The car is a hybrid of a Qashqai+2 360 and an R35 GT-R, using the complete running gear and floor pan from the R35 has enabled us to take the Qashqai from it’s standard engine and running gear to the identical set-up that the R35 uses.(and more, much more !
The inspiration came from the Juke-R, but as you will see SVM have took it onto another level.
The engine once installed has been through one of SVM’s higher power conversions achieving around 1000bhp with similar torques!! after all if you’re going to label a car a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) you have to have at least some sports car power, and we feel with our 1000R conversion we have provided that…. well maybe slightly more power than your average Lamborghini or Ferrari!
The interior is mainly R35 GT-R, and when looking inside, we have kept as much of it in the R35 detailing as possible, even down to the Bose sound system and full Recaro seats. The Nappa leather dashboard is of course based loosely around a Qashqai+2 which has undergone some modification to include not only the MFD sat-nav from the MY12 R35, but also all of the R35 gauges and instruments. There are also a lot of bespoke touches in the interior which we have been manufactured, however we have tried to keep to the OEM look and feel as much as possible, even if we have a mixture of 2 cars in one.
This gives for a surreal seating environment, acres of head room with unique panoramic view
The exterior is mixture again of both cars, in the creation of this vehicle. From the outside (when the decals are off the car) the Qashqai-R looks, well like a Qashqai in many ways, we have added bespoke touches like the R35 bonnet vents, a custom made front and rear bumper. The main give away, the car has a lot more! are the wheels and brakes, which have been upgraded from our available R35 tuning parts catalogue,looking closer the eagle eyed will also notice the twin exit exhaust and front bumper styling