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In the words of DARTH VADER: Impressive. Most impressive!

This is Nissan's 88-lb, 1.5L, 3-cylinder engine. With a turbocharger it makes a massive 400 horsepower!Back in 2012, Ford packed its tiny 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder in a carry-on suitcase, destined for use in the Fiesta here in the US. In June, Nissan will pack its tiny new three-cylinder engine in a 24 Hours of Le Mans racecar. Nissan's don't-call-me-DeltaWing ZEOD RC racecar will still be able to tackle a single lap under full electric power, but the rest of the time it will be powered by the new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

Holding the lightweight engine (at right) is Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani, and he's likely smiling because that 40-kilogram (88-pound) engine packs quite a punch with 400 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Nissan would like to take a moment to point out this engine's power-to-weight is better than the engines currently used in Formula One racecars. Scroll down for more information on this new race engine, which we'll see in action at Le Mans in June.
This tiny 1.5L engine from Nissan makes 400 horsepower - Autoblog
 

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My wife's brother is one of the engineers who developed the Delta Wing and is working on this new car. It's pretty awesome
 

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My wife's brother is one of the engineers who developed the Delta Wing and is working on this new car. It's pretty awesome
They should probably just put an LS in there. :wink:

Pretty Boss engine though, the 280lb-ft of torque may seem low but at high rpms and speed it won't really matter
 

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They should probably just put an LS in there. :wink:

Pretty Boss engine though, the 280lb-ft of torque may seem low but at high rpms and speed it won't really matter
It is low but so is the car's weight. But like you said, once the car has the momentum it won't really matter.
 

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Quite a design not mention the power out of it,I think the best part of it is the car itself as well HOLY AERODYNAMICS.
 

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Imagine the implications when the tech in this engine is used in the GTR. Not to say it'll translate 1 : 1 as far as displacement : power but I'm sure they can use it to get even more power out of the GTR without upping the displacement.
 
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