1.5L 3-cylinder produces 400hp from a 40kg motor.
The incredibly small engine weighs only 40 kilograms (88 pounds) but produces an astonishing 400 horsepower. The base engine is only 500 mm tall x 400 mm long x 200 mm wide (19.68” x 15.74” x 7.78”). While the engine is technically too heavy to take as carry-on luggage on a plane, it would easily fit inside the luggage guides seen at major airports around the world.
Revving to 7,500 rpm, the Nissan DIG-T R produces 380 Nm of torque. At a ratio of 10 horsepower per kilogram, the new engine actually has a better power-to-weight ratio than the new engines to be used in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship this year.
More about the Wangan Midnight “Blackbird”
before and after photos
the car was originally Michiharu Kusunoki’s, author of Wangan Midnight.
He donated his own vehicle to be used in the live auction movie. After receiving it back, he sold it because he feared its new power.