Nissan GT-R Is Battle Ready With Extreme Off-Road Makeover
With its sophisticated all-wheel drive system, transforming a Nissan GT-R into an all-terrain vehicle is not all that crazy. It’s just that the investment to do it is more than most people want to spend. Now the beast exists thanks to the work of Classic Youngtimers Consultancy, and you can buy the car for € 95,000 ($ 107,315 at the current exchange rate).
To handle more uneven terrain, this GT-R has an additional ride height of 4.72 inches (12 centimeters). There are also new, larger tires. Although the tread does not seem ideal for off-road work. Flares of black wings with visible fasteners cover the larger rubber.
Power comes from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 developing more than 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). Classic Youngtimers Consultancy notes that this power is even greater than that of the 600-horsepower GT-R Nismo, and that it can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds. However, with less aggressive tires and the additional weight of the roof rack, the modified off-road vehicle may not be as fast.
The custom roof rack contains a full-size spare tire and a forward-facing LED light bar. The GT-R also has huge lights with amber crosshair lights on the front bumper.
To adapt to the robust appearance, Classic Youngtimers Consultancy installs an envelope in a camouflage pattern. It uses a white background with patches of light gray, gunmetal and dark red.
This GT-R is Classic Youngtimers Consultancy’s third project to build an all-terrain vehicle from a vehicle you wouldn’t normally see on rough terrain. Last year, the company created one from a Lamborghini Gallardo with a similar recipe for raised suspension, fender flares, roof rack and additional lighting. Before that, there was treatment similar to a Bentley Continental GT.