WHAT VEHICLES DID NISSAN PUT THE VE HEAD IN?
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.