Originally developed to be used in the Nissan P35 race car for Group C racing, the VRT35 would later see use in the 1992 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. Required to be 3.5 litres by Group C rules, the engine had to not only be high-revving like a Formula One engine, but also have endurance capabilities. Nismo produced an engine at 3499 cc named the VRT35, with claims of 630 horsepower (470 kW) and capable of reaching nearly 12000 rpm. The VRT35 would be a V12, in comparison to Peugeot, Toyota, and Mazda's V10 units. Johnny O'Connell, a test driver for the Nissan P35 race car once said "Well it was about the most amazing sounding engine I have driven. It totally screamed.".