BREAKING NEWS! Nissan GTR Engine Revealed

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BREAKING NEWS! Nissan GTR Engine Revealed

Postby AZhitman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:39 pm

According to sources from within Nissan North America, the long-awaited Nissan GT-R will NOT be powered by an engine from the ubiquitous VQ line of motors.

Rumors have swirled for months about the possibility of more displacement, less displacement, forced induction, natural-aspiration, not from the VQ family at all.

Now we know:

The GTR will be powered by Nissan's yet-to-be-introduced VR-series engine, displacing 3.8 liters, giving us an early indication of an engine code of VR38.

Adding to the nomenclature, we know that titanium intake valves and magnesium alloy exhaust valves will be used, as are present on the V36 Skyline Coupe. An updated version of Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) will be present as well. This gives us an engine code of VR38VE.

BUT WAIT!

Our sources ALSO mention not one, but TWO small variable geometry turbos running 1.47 bar, or 21 psi of boost.

This leaves us with a VR38VETT or VR38VHRTT, depending on whether the "base" VR38 is considered a "hi-rev" engine or not. We're pretty certain it'll be the low-rev, and naturally-aspirated versions will be of the "hi-rev" variety.

Either way, it kinda rolls off the tongue, eh?

Word has it that the new VR series engine is lighter than the VQ and VK engines of similar displacement. Redline begins at 7,600rpm, with a 7,800rpm rev limit.

Peak power is estimated at 473 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm; 90% of the VR38VETT nearly 500 horses will be available between 6,800 and 7,500 rpm.

Peak torque comes in at a stump-pulling 428 lb-ft @ 1,700-5,600rpm. That's nearly instantaneous torque OFF IDLE with a locomotive-like powerband throughout the rev range.

Of course, we already knew that the GTR will utilize Nissan's new "Premium Midship" platform as its basis. The PM platform boasts a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

Coupled with Nissan's experience in developing advanced 4WD systems, it sounds like we'll finally be getting a supercar from Nissan on US shores. It's been a long time coming.


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Postby BMAR240SX » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:44 pm

I will have sex with a monkey to get my hands on that car

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Postby krimsonviper » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:52 pm

i need to start selling blood and semen!

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Postby ralphsdiorama » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:54 pm

MMMMM DELICIOUS

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Postby HxC_Nismo » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:55 pm

thats awsome cant wait to see and test drive one.

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Postby Drunkendonuts » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:56 pm

this makes me all buttery in my nether regions. I am so excited!!!

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Postby SketchyRollin564 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:04 pm

BMAR240SX wrote:I will have sex with a monkey to get my hands on that car
Aids?

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Postby Bwana » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:13 pm

BOOMSHAKALAKA wrote:

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Postby JimmyMethod » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:28 pm

Time to plan a new swap, amirite?

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Postby cmfireman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:43 pm

JimmyMethod wrote:Time to plan a new swap, amirite?

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Postby NSR_s30 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:44 pm

Can't wait to see this beast of a motor.

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Postby JustinStrife » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:47 pm

Finally, some more competition. That powerplant sounds SICK.

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Postby Dano » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:59 pm

That is so freakin' sweet. That's the kind of car you dream about.

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Postby tjmhillz » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:13 pm

wow that sounds sick.. cant wait to see pics of the motor..

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Postby DJButton » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:20 pm

Do it once, do it right! Go Nissan!

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:24 pm

JustinStrife wrote:Finally, some more competition. That powerplant sounds SICK.



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Postby Onizuka » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:39 pm

I cant wait to see this car in tokyo this fall, im going to photo-hump the first one I see on the street

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Postby IanS » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:44 pm

I want it so bad it hurts

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Postby brisknfade » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:45 pm

Man their engine codes have gotten really long and confusing...

Sick car, cant wait.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Gonna be UNREAL.

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Postby Loki » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:36 pm

Times like this I wish I was out of college with a steady well paying job. I just love that GTR more and more every time I see it. Oh well, I guess I can shoot for my current obsession over TT Z32s. Within my price range at least. Or maybe now I'll go buy that thousand dollar Z31 I've been seeing.

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Postby s14_girl » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:36 pm

Sweet! I'd looove to see some pics of the engine

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Postby Looneybomber » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:43 pm

Wow, so what's the price tag look like? Can we get it in a 4door so I can explain to my GF that it's a family sedan?
BMAR240SX wrote:I will have sex with a monkey to get my hands on that car
Who're you kidding? You'd do it regardless if you could have the car or not.

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Postby PantherRacer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:49 pm

Looneybomber wrote:Wow, so what's the price tag look like? Can we get it in a 4door so I can explain to my GF that it's a family sedan?
JimmyMethod wrote:Time to plan a new swap, amirite?

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Postby jdm_master_X » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:35 pm

just reading this made me ****/cream my pants.

this is completely surreal.

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Postby jdmfreak » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:58 pm

jdm_master_X wrote:just reading this made me ****/cream my pants.
At the same time?

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Postby jdm_master_X » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:02 pm

yes. its a very painful yet pleasuring experience.

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Postby HashiriyaS14 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:44 am

JustinStrife wrote:Finally, some more competition. That powerplant sounds SICK.
I would have to agree, in that there will *finally* be some other vehicle that is roughly as good of a price/performance bargain as the C6. It'll be slightly better of one than the Z06, and slightly worse of one than the LS3 base model.

Either way, it was so, and we saw that it was good.

I do sort of want one (GTR), but I'd be leveraging myself to within an inch of my life to buy one, and I don't really want to do that for a car. I might see if I can get one at MSRP and mark it up a few thousand bucks though on eBay like people did with the first Z06's.


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