Nissan VRT35

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Nissan logo.svg VRT35
VRT35 NP35 001.JPG
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.
Fuel systemFuel injection
Fuel typeGasoline
Cooling systemWater-cooled
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.


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.