It would appear that we're a little behind the times on this one, but a UK-based tuner of the Nissan GT-R is creating its own take on the lustworthy Juke-R starting with the Nissan Qashqai crossover. Severnvalley Motorsport claims to be the leading authority for tuning of the current GT-R in Europe. The outfit is now turning its attention to stuffing the drivetrain of a GT-R under the body of a Qashqai+2 – a seven-passenger compact crossover similar in size to our Nissan Rogue – resulting in the Qashqai-R.

The project started back in March when Severnvalley took delivery of a new Qashqai. After stripping the crossover down to its bare essentials and building a custom jig to support the body shell, it was then transferred onto an awaiting GT-R chassis. The crew aimed to keep Qashqai's appearance as stock as possible, but fender extensions and hood vents were required to accommodate the sports car underpinnings.

The white Qashqai-R seen above will be tuned to produce 900 horsepower, while a black version will get bumped up to 1,000 hp. And, looking at the build photos, we surmise that this project will take nothing less than a herculean feat of supercar determination before it's through.

We'll try to keep up with this build moving forward, but you can see the progress made so far in the gallery above (including what has to be the saddest picture on the Internet). Also, SVM has kept an up-to-date forum over at GTR.co.uk.


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      h3llb3nd4
      • 1 Year Ago
      GTR ALL NISSANS!!!!!!
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      gtr the LEAF lol
        RG1527
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        They have a NISMO leaf concept http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/20/nissan-leaf-nismo-rc-concept-review-quick-spin-video/
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should just have a GT-R chasis's for sell.
      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      Naw, here's what you've got to do. First, GT-R the Cappuccino. Then, you're done with that, just to be a badass, GT-R a QX56. Or an XTerra. Yeah. Now you're going places.
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        @Sasha
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      Nathan Hill
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why?
        Brady Williams
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nathan Hill
        Why not
        Snark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nathan Hill
        Because life's too short to be boring and predictable all the time. Join the goddamn party or eat a shotgun.
      foamypirate
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can\'t even spell check the title...
        J W
        • 1 Year Ago
        @foamypirate
        I'm sure your perfect at your job every minute of every day.
          Dmitriy Markelov
          • 1 Year Ago
          @J W
          Proper grammar and spelling at a job that involves writing something that is presented to the public is not being perfect. It just means you're doing your job and the bare minimum at that. Writing something interesting is the hard part.
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      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are they taking requests yet? I'd like a 91 Sentra with the GT-R powertrain, please.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That would be a killer SUV
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