While other engines must deal with a fixed compression ratio – providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation – the VC-Turbo constantly adapts, raising or lowering its pistons’ reach seamlessly, variably and continuously. Think of Altima's VC-Turbo as combining the power and strength of a sprinter with the efficiency and endurance of a marathon runner. []
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FLEXES FOR MORE MUSCLE
When you press on the gas, the piston moves to produce a lower compression ratio. Similar to when a sprinter crouches to launch off of the starting line, it results in instant V6-like power from this mighty 4-cylinder turbo engine.
EXTENDS FOR EFFICIENCY
When you cruise at lower speeds, the rotating assembly transforms to produce a higher compression ratio. And like the more relaxed stance of a long-distance runner, it conserves energy and increases your fuel economy. []
A One-Of-A-Kind Engine 20 Years In The Making
From drawing board to factory floor, Nissan engineers spent two decades researching, testing, and refining what would ultimately become the VC-Turbo. Their journey was fueled by a single question: Could you create an efficient engine that could transform into a turbo powerhouse and back? Their hard work and diligence provided the answer and delivered something truly unique – the world's first production variable compression turbo engine. []