Nissan's tiny 400bhp engine

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    #1 Steve, Jan 28, 2014
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    Three cylinders, 1.5 liters, 400bhp...weighs only 40kg (88lb)!

    I don't care about this new Garage 56 entry Deltawing follow-on, tell me more about the engine! :yesnod:

    NISSAN REVEALS ZEOD ENGINE DETAILS (pistonheads.com)
     
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    That is incredible!!!
     
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    That is very cool. :Thumbsup:
     
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    That is incredible
     
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    :idea: Look at all that room for a Supercharger. :devil::ihih:
     
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    This one gets a big turbo. Well, it looks big on that little engine.

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    It amazes me that engine can put it so much power in such a tiny package. Pretty cool in my books
     
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    I was wondering about the design, which is obviously influenced by the DeltaWing.

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    and sure enough, it's in dispute:
    Nissan ZEOD RC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    That is an amazing accomplishment. I would like to point out two things. The engine architecture is very similar to the Miller / Offenhauser designs with a barrel crankcase and studs extending through the engine. I can’t tell if this engine has a head gasket. The Miller / Offenhauser engines didn’t. The other issue is that this engine does not need a wide power band. They can use a huge turbo. The torque needed to get off the corner can come from the electric motor.
     
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    That is truly amazing, in a "I had to double check the date, make sure it was'nt
    April 1st" type of way. The only thing is the reliability--that's asking a lot from a little--but if it can hold up, and if it isn't ferociously expensive, both very big ifs, what a game changer.
     

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