Nissan to focus on turbocharged engines! 370Z Turbo in the works?

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Nissan will soon be switching to smaller displacements along with a return to forced induction, Tetsuya Takahashi, a manager at Nissan's Powertrain Engineering Division, confirms.

Similar to what Ford has done with its EcoBoost series of engines, Nissan's award-winning line of VQ six-cylinder powerplants will also have to be replaced.

Nissan and Renault have been known to have plans to share virtually all powerplants from this point forward, and this move would likely allow for both small and fuel efficient powerplants for passenger car duty, which is especially important in Europe, along with somewhat larger and much more powerful engines for high-performance models.

Nissan sees the added costs of the turbocharging hardware and the challenge of emissions approval, so future turbo Nissans are far from a sure thing.

If you recall, Nissan's pre-2002 series of Z cars received its first turbocharger way back in 1981 and reached its horsepower apogee in the form of the 300-horsepower 300ZX Turbo in 1990 (not to mention the incredible RB and SR powerplants).

In our opinion, a slightly detuned version of the VR38DETT V6 powering fire-breathing GT-R would look mighty fine under the hood of the next-gen Z. [via autoblog]

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