NISMO LMP2 engine launched
Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Head office at Minami-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Shoichi Miyatani, "NISMO") announces the launch of the NISMO-prepared NISSAN VK45DE (4.5L naturally-aspirated V8) engine, developed to comply with the 2011 ACO LMP2 regulations*.
The VK45DE for LMP2 is an evolution of the VK45DE which was originally developed for GT500 cars in the Japanese SUPER GT series, and its performance, durability, and reliability are race proven as it has recorded a number of victories and ultimately won the championship with the NISSAN GT-R in 2008.
The NISMO LMP2 engine can be installed in a variety of the new LMP2 chassis, including those from Ginetta-Zytek, Lola, OAK Pescarolo, and Oreca.
To offer the VK45DE LMP2 engines to privateer teams in Europe and to efficiently provide swift customer support for the 2011 season and beyond, NISMO has entered into a partnership with Zytek Motorsports Ltd (Repton, Derbyshire, UK).
Zytek will assemble engines precisely to NISMO specifications, with parts and components supplied by NISMO, and deliver engines to European customers.
*subject to homologation approval
NISMO LMP2 Engine Specification
Engine Type NISSAN?VK45DE, 2011 ACO LMP2 regulation
Aluminum block, 90 degree V8, naturally aspirated
Bore x Stroke 93mm x 82.7mm
Horsepower 450+HP / 331kW (DIN) with 39.1mm air restrictor
Torque 59kgf-m / 580N-m (DIN)
Weight Approximately 143kg