Thursday, 23 April 2015

Gundam 1200R

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Severn Valley Motorsport are a force to be reckoned with in the world of Nissan GT-R tuning. They're among the most respected outfits in the world for tweaking these technologically astounding beasts, and their achievements just keep getting more and more eye-watering. Take this angry blue monster, for example...
Named after a Japanese anime series about giant robots, Gundam is a keen showcase of just how extreme SVM can make an R35. It features unique cams, valvetrain and exhaust, sodding great pistons, turbos that are both vast and bespoke, a weapons-grade gearbox, carbon-steel brakes, KW coilovers, and all manner of other treats - you can see the full spec here. The upshot of all of this is a top speed of 238mph, which is frankly absurd. As you can see, there are stickers in the side windows proudly proclaiming that it's the world's fastest R35 GT-R.
Although, actually, one of Gundam's sister cars, Mad Medusa, has since cracked 239mph. SVM are just unstoppable. Who knows how big a hole they'll rip in the space-time continuum next?

Spotted at the 2014 Players Classic - click here for more photos.

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