We spent a year with a Nissan GT-R and were floored by the performance capability of its twin-turbocharged V-6. Now, Cosworth will build a version of the GT-R’s VR38DETT V-6 as a crate engine.
Cosworth has a long history of building some astounding engines. The company currently supplies four Formula 1 teams with 2.4-liter V-8 engines and also works with Nissan to build engines for its race-spec GT-Rs. That’s right — the company that builds GT-R race engines is building a VR38DETT crate engine for the street.
Exact details have not been released or finalized, as the engine supplier, GT-RR.com, only issued a one-page teaser on the engine. We expect performance to be astonishing. The standard GT-R puts out 485 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6, so the crate engine will likely match stock output.
Neither Cosworth nor GT-RR.com has given a release date for the engine, but will provide updates, including specifics, as work on the engine progresses. We can’t wait to see and hear the final product.
If you had your pick, what vehicle would you stuff Cosworth’s VR38DETT crate engine into?
Source: GTR Blog, GT-RR.com