Nissan VR engine
|Nissan VR engine|
|Manufacturer||Nissan (Nissan Machinery)|
|Displacement||3.0 L (2,997 cc)
3.8 L (3,799 cc)
|Cylinder block alloy||Aluminum|
|Cylinder head alloy||Aluminum|
The VR is a series of twin-turbo DOHC V6 automobile engines from Nissan with displacements varying from 3.0 L to 3.8 L. An evolution of the widely successful VQ series, it draws on developments from the VRH JGTC and Nissan R390 GT1 Le Mans racing engines.
Announced by Infiniti on December 15, 2015 the VR30DDTT will be first available in the Infiniti Q50 sedan and will come in a 300 hp and 400 hp version. It is on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2017.
- Aluminium block with arc sprayed mirror coating to cylinder bores
- Aluminium cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold
- Lightweight resin intake and lower oil pan
- Compact twin direct-mount turbos with electronic wastegate actuator
- Twin water-to-air charge coolers with one (300 hp)/two (400 hp) water pumps
- Electronically controlled variable displacement oil pump
- Intake: electronic variable Valve Timing Control (VTC)
- Exhaust: hydraulic continuously variable VTC
The VR38DETT features 24 valves controlled by dual overhead camshafts (2 per cylinder head) with variable valve timing on the intake only. The block is cast aluminum with 0.15 mm (0.006 in) plasma-sprayed cylinder liner bores. This coating provides a hard protective layer for the piston rings to slide on as the piston moves up and down during their cycles. The turbine housings for the two IHI turbochargers are integrated into the exhaust manifolds to decrease weight and bolster vehicle balance. The engine also features a pressurized lubrication system controlled thermostatically. The VR38DETT is equipped with a feedback control system that changes air fuel ratio depending on the engine load which has a significant effect on reducing the fuel consumption.
Fully equipped with the first set of catalytic converters, turbos, all of the engine driven accessories, front differential assembly, and turbo outlet pipes, the engine weighs 608 lb (276 kg).
Other pertinent features of the VR38DETT include:
- Continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS) on intake valves
- Aluminum cylinder block with high-endurance/low-friction plasma-sprayed bores
- Iridium-tipped spark plugs
- Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
- Pressurized lubrication system with thermostatically controlled cooling and magnesium oil sump
- Fully symmetrical dual intake and low back-pressure exhaust system
- Secondary air intake system to rapidly heat catalysts to peak cleaning efficiency
- 50 State LEV2/ULEV
- 2008–2011 Nissan GT-R CBA-R35, 480 HP
- 2012–present Nissan GT-R DBA-R35, 530-550 HP
- 2014–present Nissan GT-R Nismo, 600 HP
- 2012–present Nissan Juke-R (limited production run)
- 2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype, 560 HP
VR38DETT NISMO Engine Tuning Menu Concept (2016)
It is a version of VR38DETT engine used in Nissan GT-R, with GT3-spec cam shaft, connecting rod and connecting rod bolt, intercooler, intercooler piping, turbocharger; NISMO 1st and 2nd catalyzers, titanium muffler.
|Engine code||Vehicle||Year||Displacement (Bore x Stroke)||Weight||C.R.||Max. power@rpm||Max. torque@rpm||Features|
|VR38DETT||Nissan GT-R||2007–current||3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) (95.5 mm × 88.4 mm (3.76 in × 3.48 in))||approx.600 lb (272.16 kg)||9.0:1||approx. 480 PS (353 kW; 473 hp) - 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp)@6400
600 PS (441 kW)@6800 (NISMO)
|588 N⋅m (434 lbf⋅ft) - 652 N⋅m (481 lbf⋅ft)@3200-6000||DOHC per bank
Variable inlet cam phasing
|VR30DDTT||Infiniti Q50||2016–current||2,997 cc (3.0 L; 182.9 cu in) (86.0 mm × 86.0 mm (3.39 in × 3.39 in))||approx.429.5 lb (194.82 kg)||10.3:1||approx. 405 PS (298 kW; 399 hp)@6400 (High Output)
304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp)@6400 (Standard Output)
|475 N⋅m (350 lbf⋅ft)@1600-5200 (High output)
400 N⋅m (295 lbf⋅ft)@1600-5200 (standard output)
|High pressure multi-split direct injection
DOHC per bank
Variable inlet and outlet cam phasing
- 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t spec sheet
- "Infiniti announces new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine – the most advanced V6 ever offered by Infiniti". Nissan Online Newsroom. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
- "Infiniti VR 3.0-liter V6 Twin-Turbo Specifications". Infiniti.
- "3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine: the most advanced V6 for Infiniti".
- "Production of Infiniti's 'VR30' twin turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine begins in Japan".
- "日産：NISSAN GT-R [ GT-R ] スポーツ＆スペシャリティ/SUV Webカタログ ホーム". .nissan.co.jp. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- JDM Spec Engines - Nissan VR38DETT Engine
- "VR38DETT engine weight | 2009 Nissan GT-R". 2009gtr.com. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- مجلة أفكار العربية : Nissan GT-R Nismo VR38DETT Engine Tuning Menu Concept - Tokyo Auto Salon 2016
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