When you think about the Nissan GT-R, the word supercar has to come to mind. Ever since the engineers at Nissan introduced the GT-R, its been all about pushing the performance envelope to the limit. Strap yourself into the driver’s seat of a GT-R and expect to have some fun. But that describes a factory built car with a VR38DETT twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine pumping out 530 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque.
But what Severn Valley Motorsport has done to the GT-R is just totally mind-altering. SVM is a British tuning company who has been specializing in tuning cars for over three decades. According to their own admission, they claim to be the UK’s and Europe’s leading authority on producing some of the fastest and highest powered GT-R’s on the planet.
After watching a video of their latest work of art that they call the “HULK”, you begin to see what this tuning company is all about. This modified Nissan could be the fastest GT-R on the globe. According to Motor Authority, an American tuned AMS Alpha Nissan GT-R ran the quarter mile in a blistering 8.62 seconds. But Severn Valley Motorsport’s GT-R was built for top speed.
Severn Valley Motorsport started by building and tuning the Nissan GT-R “HULK” to push out 1250 horsepower on all four wheels. They then proceeded to take the green monster out to RAF Marham, a military airbase near the village of Marham in the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia. The video clip shows the HULK reaching a top speed of 218 mph at the Royal Air Force Station.
While that would be impressive on a good day, Severn Valley Motorsport’s GT-R made the 218 mph run in less than ideal weather conditions on a wet track. Also impressive is the fact they made the 1.01 mile run while running on stock street tires.
The Nissan GT-R built by Severn Valley Motorsport, is not only tuned, but the engine has been modified with the latest equipment to get the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine to pump out in excess of 1,250 horsepower. The modifications include things like a 4.2-liter stroker kit, forged pistons and crankshaft, ported and matched intake manifolds, modified turbochargers from Garrett, a custom 80 mm exhaust system, high-flow injectors, an uprated gearbox and reprogrammed ECU.
SVM claims the “HULK” accelerated in just 1.47 seconds from 110 to 130 mph, which is a full second faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. And that feat was accomplished on a wet track. It will be fun to see what the specially built Nissan GT-R will do in ideal conditions.
Image by Severn Valley Motorsport. Used with permission.