WHAT VE­HI­CLES DID NIS­SAN PUT THE VE HEAD IN?

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The most com­mon vari­ant of the VE head is found on the SR20 in the Nis­san Primera P11. With 139kW (187hp), it was no slouch com­pared to the 126kW (168hp) SR20DE vari­ant which is also of­fered in the P11. In ad­di­tion Nis­san re­leased a re­vised nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated SR20VE en­gine in the P12 Primera. This SR20VE is com­monly re­ferred to as the 20V, and it fea­tured a higher-flow­ing head, coil over plugs, larger cams, and CAS (Crank An­gle Sen­sor). Th­ese small up­grades re­sulted in the nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated 2000cc en­gine pro­duc­ing 152kW (209hp) in what is es­sen­tially a fam­ily car. Like Honda’s VTEC sys­tem, Nis­san uti­lized the NEO VVL tech­nol­ogy to boost power out­put on its small­er­ca­pac­ity en­gines. The Nis­san Pul­sar VZ-R was re­leased with the SR16VE en­gine from the fac­tory. With more ag­gres­sive cams than its big­ger brother, the smaller 1600cc pro­duces an im­pres­sive 129kW (173hp). An N1 SR16VE ver­sion was re­leased in limited num­bers, and fea­tured fur­therup­graded camshafts, eight fuel in­jec­tors and an up­graded in­take man­i­fold, with the re­sult be­ing a stag­ger­ing 147kW (197hp). The only boosted SR20VET en­gine to come from the fac­tory was fit­ted to the 2002 Nis­san X-Trail. The SR20VET en­gine pro­duced 206kW, and 309Nm of torque.

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