Nissan Build 400HP Engine Small Enough To Be Slot it in Your Pocket

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    Nissan Build 400HP Engine Small Enough To Be Slot it in Your Pocket

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    Cars with lots of horsepower are great - but their engines generally have one big problem: they are huge. No way you could fit a 6-litre V8 into your newly bought VW Up! But there just might be a way to turn that little prissy hatchback into the crazy machine of bad-assery you've always wanted.

    As teamimports.com reports, a little while ago the japanese car-manufacturer Nissan developed a 1.5 litre eninge for their electricity-driven ZEOD RC which participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans.

    According to Nissan, the ZEOD RC fitted with this engine was the first race car only driven with electric power to finish one lap on Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe in 2014. Correspondingly, Nissan's Global Motorsport Director Darren Cox called the engine "quite a stunning piece of engineering".

    However, what makes this piece of engineering extraordinary is the fact that it produces 400 brake horsepower - while it has only got three cylinders and is only 20 inches big. It also weighs only 88 pounds. That means you can probably carry it yourself and also put it in almost any car you'd like - probably even that crammy VW Up! of yours.

    But anyway, imagine how the glorious Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust would burst along the motorway, if it had 400 bhp instead of just 3.37...

    What do you think? Would you like Nissan to allow you buying one of those engines freely for your own car? Let us know in the comments down below.

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    Comments (76)
    • I can't believe they aren't selling it to MotoGP teams

      3 months ago
    • Yes would love to fit this into a pure race Super 7. Will be awesome.

      3 months ago
    • Yes please, I'd put it in my Reva G-wiz in a second

      3 months ago
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    • They should make a v6 of it that makes 800~horse with a bit under twice the weight that would be mad.

      3 months ago
    • Yes. It must. I must put it into my little echo hatch... Give it to meee

      3 months ago
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