New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre Le Mans engine
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The next Nissan GT-R will reportedly be powered by a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which is currently doing service in the company's predominantly front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car. Ben Bowlby, team principal and technical director for Nissan's LMP1 campaign, told Top Gear that the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which debuted in the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo earlier this year, is "truly an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine". According to Bowlby, this motor isn't one of those highly strung super light race engines that can only be used a few times. Instead development of the new GT-R motor will be "shortcut by going racing". Bowlby says that the direct-injection V6 engine's "combustion technology, and integration of turbo and intake system within the head design, is all very interesting and highly applicable to the road".