RE: SVM Qashqai R hits the strip!

RE: SVM Qashqai R hits the strip!

Monday 19th May 2014

SVM Qashqai R hits the strip!

The Qashqai with a GT-R engine gets timed at Santa Pod. It's quite quick



Despite being lodged in drag racing folklore, everyone knows a 'ten-second car' is a very fast one. A standard Porsche 918 Spyder will cover the quarter mile in ten seconds flat, for example. And now there's a Nissan Qashqai that will (just) go faster still.

Still look like a Qashqai (mostly)
Still look like a Qashqai (mostly)
Alright, it's very far from a standard Nissan crossover. We've followed SVM's Qashqai R throughout its build to completion and now it's been sent to the drag strip to get some performance figures. They are fairly extraordinary if not totally surprising given its 1150hp output.

It hit 62mph in 2.7 seconds and 124mph in 7.5. For reference a McLaren 650S reaches 124mph in 8.4 seconds. The quarter mile time was 9.9 seconds with a terminal speed of 144mph, a time that matches a Bugatti Veyron SS when tested by Road & Track. The Qashqai R also posted a 30-130mph time of 6.8 seconds; by any measure it's seriously fast. SVM believes it has now built the world's fastest SUV, so is there anything quicker out there?

With the transformation from 1.6-litre Qashqai to supercar slayer now complete, SVM is selling BF13NYH. The price is £275,000, which is either hideously expensive for a Qashqai or great value for a one-off vehicle capable of accelerating faster than much costlier cars. Don't forget too that three passengers can come along in air-conditioned comfort, admiring the world through a panaromic roof and sat in a GT-R cabin a little higher up. Wonder what the insurance will cost?





[Sources: SVM, Road&Track]

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Debaser

Original Poster:

3,366 posts

200 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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No video?

mikeg15

219 posts

139 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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It sounds brisk until you remember that people were doing that sort of time 20 years ago ( maybe more ) in road legal VW Beetles.

MyNameIsNotBob

204 posts

61 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Matt Bird said:
a time that matches a Bugatti Veyron SS when tested
Wow that thing must be insane!

C.A.R.

3,434 posts

127 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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mikeg15 said:
barely road legal VW Beetles.
EFA. Read the last paragraph again, this thing has a full interior and retains air con, it's a proper road car and not a bastardised old wreck...

AndyBrew

2,752 posts

158 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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mikeg15 said:
It sounds brisk until you remember that people were doing that sort of time 20 years ago ( maybe more ) in road legal VW Beetles.
I think you'll find that is still considered very brisk lol!

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chryslerben

915 posts

98 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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No, it's a barstardised modern car.

Dyl

978 posts

149 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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"Still a 1.6 on the logbook"? hehe

J4CKO

26,652 posts

139 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Impressive, but 275 grand ?

Triumph Man

5,622 posts

107 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Dyl said:
"Still a 1.6 on the logbook"? hehe
up 2 nu ownr 2 declr

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SaqibCTR

250 posts

73 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Q-car of the century. Love it.

Rich_W

9,896 posts

151 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Debaser said:
No video?
Indeed. SVM have proven themselves many times incapable of producing ACTUAL figures for their creations. Sure they can pluck a figure out the air with the best of them though! and this goes all the way back to their 350+bhp 1.6 CVH RS Turbos rolleyes

And £275K? How much to get a normal GTR to that speed? £30K? £60K? A hundred? Still way cheaper!

hondansx

3,301 posts

164 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Blimey. Anyone would think it's been raining!

It's a project; they did it for the hell of it. Fair play.

stuart-b

3,603 posts

165 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Rich_W said:
Indeed. SVM have proven themselves many times incapable of producing ACTUAL figures for their creations. Sure they can pluck a figure out the air with the best of them though! and this goes all the way back to their 350+bhp 1.6 CVH RS Turbos rolleyes

And £275K? How much to get a normal GTR to that speed? £30K? £60K? A hundred? Still way cheaper!
Is there something more behind this comment? It was timed with actual timing gear - at a drag strip. Irony or troll?

I have been keeping up to date on the build thread, great fun - love one off creations. Well done chaps! I'm sure a crazy man from Dubai will buy it! smile

Hubris

145 posts

76 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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I guess this ticks the right boxes for the ultimate sleeper

1. One of the blandest most boring road cars currently available - Check.
2. Mental powerplant shoehorned in for good measure - Check.

Butter Face

18,076 posts

99 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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I love that so very much!

Ed.

1,690 posts

177 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Hubris said:
I guess this ticks the right boxes for the ultimate sleeper

1. One of the blandest most boring road cars currently available - Check.
2. Mental powerplant shoehorned in for good measure - Check.
Would look better in dark blue with more subtle body kit.

Rich_W

9,896 posts

151 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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stuart-b said:
Is there something more behind this comment? It was timed with actual timing gear - at a drag strip. Irony or troll?

I have been keeping up to date on the build thread, great fun - love one off creations. Well done chaps! I'm sure a crazy man from Dubai will buy it! smile
I won't ever trust a damn thing from that lot until I see it with my own eyes! I wouldn't even put it past them to record 1/8mile and claim 1/4.

That's how low my (and others) opinion of them is. Remember this car is actually still a 2.0 on the logbook. And they won't allow it to be inspected by a 3rd party since "IVA rules don't apply"

Anyone ever work out which GTR donated it's engine & transmission btw? IIRC all the pics had the plates removed. Why?

stuart-b

3,603 posts

165 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Rich_W said:
I won't ever trust a damn thing from that lot until I see it with my own eyes! I wouldn't even put it past them to record 1/8mile and claim 1/4.

That's how low my (and others) opinion of them is. Remember this car is actually still a 2.0 on the logbook. And they won't allow it to be inspected by a 3rd party since "IVA rules don't apply"

Anyone ever work out which GTR donated it's engine & transmission btw? IIRC all the pics had the plates removed. Why?
Are you a GT-R owner, bad experience? Ex-customer of theirs?

stuart-b

3,603 posts

165 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Rich_W said:
I won't ever trust a damn thing from that lot until I see it with my own eyes! I wouldn't even put it past them to record 1/8mile and claim 1/4.

That's how low my (and others) opinion of them is. Remember this car is actually still a 2.0 on the logbook. And they won't allow it to be inspected by a 3rd party since "IVA rules don't apply"

Anyone ever work out which GTR donated it's engine & transmission btw? IIRC all the pics had the plates removed. Why?
By the way, did you check the DVLA website recently? It quite clearly states 3799cc - Have a look for yourself.
https://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/app...

Davie_GLA

4,644 posts

138 months

Monday 19th May 2014
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Lots of crap being spoken about them on the gtr forum. Including the IVA debacle. Its now declared, isn't it? Or have they doctored the DVLA database too?

Its string money yes, but cool nonetheless....

Can anyone from santapod confirm?