The 10 best Japanese engines in history

The Japanese car industry over time has created great cars … and what would these machines be without their heart, the engine? What would an FD be without its rotary engine, for example? That is why here they are, these are the best 10 Japanese engines according to the optics of mcdrifter … Preliminary Note 1 All the engines in this list are excellent … in the order of ranking the criteria used are: (and not necessarily in this order) * Power * Relationship hp / displacement * History / popularity of the engine * Personal taste / others I may have forgotten some engine given that my knowledge is not from a specialist but from a car lover … so know how to apologize. .. Preliminary Note 2 Until a few years ago there was a now extinct agreement between Japanese car manufacturers in Japan to limit the maximum engine power. This agreement was called “Gentleman’s Pact ” (Gentleman ‘s agreement) and the maximum power according to it was 276 hp (equivalent to 280 PS or 206 kW). Therefore, the power of many Japanese cars more than 10 years ago (such as the Supra or the R32, for example) was declared 276 hp but the real power was higher and presumably above 300 hp … POSITION 10: 4A-GE Brand: Toyota Displacement: 1587cc (1.6 liters) Engine type: DOHC 16V Turbocharger: No (NA) Maximum power: 118-140 hp @ 6600 rpm Maximum torque: 148 Nm @ 5800 rpm Auto in which it was used: Toyota Corolla AE86 / AE88 / AE92 / Toyota MR2 (1984-1989) This 10th place is a tribute to the 4A-GE, engine of the initial protagonist car 86 and reference in terms of car for drift talk about being a car of acceptable power, FR and a reasonable price … POSITION 9: SR20DET Brand: Nissan Displacement: 1998cc (2 liters) Engine type: DOHC 16V Turbocharger: Yes (T25 & T28 turbo) Maximum power: 245 hp @ 6400 rpm Maximum torque: 202 nm @ 4800 rpm Car in which it was used: With the power mentioned above (maximum for this engine ), Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R. Very popular Nissan engine, in addition to the S15 variants of less power were used from the Bluebird to the S13 and S14 (K ‘s) and 180 / 200sx POSITION 8: EJ257 Brand: Subaru Displacement: 2547cc (2.5 liters, although in fact it should be 2.6 liters) Engine type: DOHC AVCS 16v Turbocharger: Yes (turbo) Maximum power: 280 hp (Asia / Europe) / 300 hp (US) Torque Maximum: S / D Auto in which it was used: Subaru WRX STi 2005-2007 (Asia / Europe) / Subaru WRX STi MY 2004-2007 Recently in the time Subaru changed the traditional 2.0 turbo of the rally format that had been taking its Subaru to turn it into a 2.5 turbo to improve performance in the torque curve and increase torque, thus competing with its arch-rival: the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution POSITION 7: 2JZ-GTE & 6G72 Both are practically equal engines in format and power that’s why I put them together … 2JZ-GTE Brand: Toyota Displacement: 2997cc (3 liters) Engine type: D OHC 6 cylinders in line 24V Turbocharger: Yes (Twin turbo CT20A ceramic for Japan, CT12B for outdoor steel) Maximum power: 276hp @ 5600 rpm for Japan (officially, its real power is presumed to be higher). Outside the declared power was 320 hp Maximum torque: 315 lb / ft @ 4000 rpm for Japan. 323 lb / ft @ 4000 rpm for the exterior Car in which it was used: Toyota Supra MkIV (Mark 4) 1993-1998 / Toyota Aristo (Lexus GS 300) The Supra Turbo is one of the most spectacular cars Toyota developed in the nineties, being one of the favorite machines of any sports car lover, even more after having gained worldwide fame with the movie The Fast and The Furious. The 2JZ twin turbo engine had some improvements in the American market and in the US that gave it a few more hp than in Japan. 6G72 (Also called “Cyclone V6 “) Brand: Mitsubishi Displacement: 2972cc (3 liters) Engine type: DOHC V6 24V Turbocharger: Yes (twin turbo) Maximum power: 276hp @ 6000 rpm (Japan, data official), 300hp / 320hp @ 6000 rpm (USA / Canada) Maximum torque: 415nm @ 2500 rpm (Japan, official data), 427nm @ 2500 rpm (USA / Canada) Car used: Mitsubishi GTO Twin turbo (Japan) / Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (Exterior) (1990-2001) This engine was used in only one car, although it had a name in Japan and another in the exterior. The name change was because they believed that the use of the acronym GTO in a Japanese car would cause rejection in the US and other countries, being that acronym associated with both the Ferrari 250 GTO …


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