Nissans ground breaking re-entry to the performance market in 2007 with the R35 GTR has resulted in again a nearly unmatched competition in terms of balance between streetability and staggering performance.
Designated an all new VR38DETT engine by Nissan with a 3,799 cc (3.8 L) DOHC V6, it features plasma transferred wire arc sprayed cylinder bores. The all aluminium engine features 24 valves controlled by dual overhead camshafts (2 per cylinder head) with variable valve timing on the intake only. Twin IHI turbos integrated into the manifold are cooled by twin water-to-air charge coolers with up to two 400 hp (298 kW) water pumps.
Models manufactured between 2007 and 2010 are rated at a manufacturer-claimed engine output of 357 kW (485 PS; 479 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 434 lb⋅ft (588 N⋅m) at 3200–5,200 rpm, and powered through an AWD driveline.