Nissan VRT35

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Nissan logo.svg VRT35
VRT35 NP35 001.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
Layout
Configuration70° V12
Displacement3.5 L (3,499 cc)
Cylinder bore83 mm (3.27 in)
Piston stroke54 mm (2.13 in)
ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves x cyl.
Combustion
Fuel systemFuel injection
Fuel typeGasoline
Cooling systemWater-cooled
Output
Power output630 hp (470 kW)
Specific power180.1 hp (134.3 kW) per liter
Torque output289 lb⋅ft (392 N⋅m)

The VRT35 is 3.5L V12 piston engine from Nissan. It was developed for competition racing during the early 1990s by Nissan's motorsport division Nismo.

History[edit]

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 3.5 L (3,499 cc) named the VRT35, with claims of 630 hp (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.". [1]

Specifications of VRT35[edit]

  • Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
  • Displacement: 3.5 L (3,499 cc)
  • Bore x Stroke: 83 mm × 54 mm (3.27 in × 2.13 in)
  • Power: 630 hp (470 kW) @ 11600 rpm
  • Torque: 289 lb⋅ft (392 N⋅m) @ 9200 rpm

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Johnny O'Connell Interview". Retrieved October 26, 2012.