First pictures of Nismo V8
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First pictures of Nismo V8

 

Photo : - Nismo

 

A regular competitor in the '80s and '90s, Nissan never managed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours (3rd in 1998). This year, the Japanese automaker is back in endurance racing with an engine for LM P2.

The €75,000 V8 conceived  in Tokyo seems to be favoured by number of teams, including Libra Racing (Radical), Greaves Motorsports (Ginetta Zytek) and Sbarta Sport (Oreca). The compact, VK45DE weighs only 143 kg and develops 450 hp with the air restrictor flange. Without regulatory flange, it would be able to develop nearly 800 hp.

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NISMO VK45DE

Architecture: atmospheric 90° V8
Displacement: 4.494 cm3
Bore / Stroke: 93 mm mm/82.7
Power with flange: 450 hp
Torque with flange: 580 Nm
Weight: 143 kg
Interval between rebuilds: 6 000 km
Price: 75,000 €

Julien Hergault

Photos: Tokyo (Japan) PRESENTATION OF V8 NISMO, January 20, 2011. The V8 Nissan will face (among others) BMW, Judd V8 and Honda V6 turbo.