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Nissan Motorsports (NISMO) now offers a "crate" VQ35 engine (350Z) that produces 450 horsepower. Each crate engine is laboriously handcrafted in Nissan's Tokyo facility, and each part within this engine is available from Nissan dealers in Japan. The VQ sports 13.5:1 compression and uses a Pectel T6 ECM for fuel and spark control. What kills us is that this thing uses stock cylinder head castings!
 

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Ok... maybe you guys missed the 450HP part. lol. That's a 128+HP per liter of displacement from a NA motor. That's just plain SICK!
 

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http://www.overboost.com/story.asp?id=1029

It's a small tid bit from the 2004 Tokyo Auto Salon show. Apparently HKS is also offering a crate 450HP VQ motor as well. They also have a SC and Turbo kit avail also.

On a side note: Top Secret, a tuner in Japan made a TT for the 350Z that puts out ~690 rwHP to the wheels. :shock:
 

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No idea. LOL. Our trannies can certainly handle 340HP/330lb-ft easily since we share the same trannies with the 45 and Q/Ms.
 

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BOUT TIME!!

i was aking about crate motors for these cars awhile back.....

its the logical progression from the aftermarket driven tuners.....

now , if 3.5l = 450 hp (crank, or flywheel that is), THEN the natural progression onto the un-noticed 4.5l motor would net an eventual 578 hp (again, flywheel numbers)

so, while i should be jealous, im actually excited to see the trend has begun......

hopefully, in time for my warranty to be up too..........
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now , if 3.5l = 450 hp (crank, or flywheel that is), THEN the natural progression onto the un-noticed 4.5l motor would net an eventual 578 hp (again, flywheel numbers)
<schwing!>

... is there any chance the above would be a '45 bolt-in (if they ever bother, that is)?
 

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esemes said:
now , if 3.5l = 450 hp (crank, or flywheel that is), THEN the natural progression onto the un-noticed 4.5l motor would net an eventual 578 hp (again, flywheel numbers)
<schwing!>

... is there any chance the above would be a '45 bolt-in (if they ever bother, that is)?
thas the beauty of the crate motor Kenny.........

its plug and play at it's finest..........


((back when i put 8K into my 5.0l motor netting 455 at the tires, a crate 351 windsor could make nearly 400 for HALF that))
 

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I have a number of friends out in Tokyo (x pats living the **** life out there). I'm gonna call them up this wk and see if they can find out what these things cost.... with that motor in a FX35, it'll put the Cay TT and most sports cars to shame.
 

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I have a number of friends out in Tokyo (x pats living the **** life out there). I'm gonna call them up this wk and see if they can find out what these things cost.... with that motor in a FX35, it'll put the Cay TT and most sports cars to shame.
my concern with SUCH a high hp motor is relaibility and availability of technical assistance....

meaning, :: can it run on pump gas, can it be repaired/maintained by nissan/infini techs, or do you have to goto paddock performance in NY?? (shameless plug for ken...lol)

what's the difference in nismo japan and the nismo-USA lineup?? some of these are WARRANTIED by the big N, i believe (s tune at least)
 

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Well it seems that every part that makes up that motor can be purchased @ Nissan dealers in Japan. I am pretty certain it is reliable (well balanced and strengthened) as well as easily serviceable motor by any good Nissan tech. Considering the 120+/liter feat was achieved by Honda (S2000) and runs on pump gas, I dont see why this would be any different.

The Mkt for NISMO products in Japan / Asia is HUGE compared to the market here, especially for premium sports cars such as the Z. Remember the Z line was completely dropped here in the states for a number of years (as well as the Supra, RX7s, 3000GTs)... which was pretty indicative of the market demand here in the States for premium Japanese performance cars. Now that the import scene has grown tremendously, companies like Nissan & Mazda revived their sports cars and NISMO introduced the S Spec Sentras.
 

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my concern with SUCH a high hp motor is relaibility and availability of technical assistance....

meaning, :: can it run on pump gas, can it be repaired/maintained by nissan/infini techs
Well, 13.5:1 in my eyes means your going to be pushing your luck on even 93 octane. Keep in mind that most other places (outside of the U.S) can get 96+ octane at the pump :cry:

However they do PAY for it in the price of each litre
 

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esemes said:
my concern with SUCH a high hp motor is relaibility and availability of technical assistance....

meaning, :: can it run on pump gas, can it be repaired/maintained by nissan/infini techs
Well, 13.5:1 in my eyes means your going to be pushing your luck on even 93 octane. Keep in mind that most other places (outside of the U.S) can get 96+ octane at the pump :cry:

However they do PAY for it in the price of each litre
yes......... but remeber also, that octane ratings/classifications are NOT the same overseas (uk, ireland, etc) as in the US....

so........

SMS
 
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