Evidently yes, mostly. VQ influence exists in the VR38DETT, as has been clearly stated and qualified."The Nissan GT-R powerplant is derived both from Nissan's Racing V8 engines and the extremely successful VQ series engines. In essence it is a modern day hybrid of racing technologies, and proven reliability."
So I was right? :clap: for me! I guess the information really won't hit the fan until the car comes out nex month in Japan. Bonzelite...as you can see I am TRYING to get used to this new GT-R. I don't bash the car like I did in the past but I am new to the V6 configuration. So about 60 degree this and that I don't have a much knowledge. Yes I understand what 60 degree means common sense tells me that but about the bank etc I will pass. I still believe someday someone will slap an RB26 in there..and I can't wait until that day comes. Something I know about and is easy to figure out. Also where are people getting their information from because everytime I post I get told it is wrong.
But I have been repeatedly flamed for making the claims insofar as 1) R35 has entirely new engine platform and 2) there is influence from a V8 origin -- even though these ideas are making much more sense.
IF the VR38DETT is outright VQ-based, then where is the Q? Huh?
Nowhere in the VR38DETT code appears a Q. Where is it?
In VRH there is the ancestory/vestigial H remaining to designate it's origins, ie, the VH.
Moreover, the VQ series engines are so famous and strong and well-known, were the VR38DETT directly descended from the VQ, you'd see a Q vestigial coding in the NEW R35 engine.
But Q is nowhere to be seen. Here are some logical codings that do not exist:
VRQ38DETT ---- nope
Therefore, it is VR38DETT for a reason.
Nissan retains VR more than likely because of direct influence from an ancestoral engine platform. That is the only conclusion to be drawn. The R35 engine is not a VQ variant. Were it a VQ variant, that would have been trumpeted long and loudly in a VQ engine coding. And that does not exist in this case.
Did Nissan use VN? or VD? or VF? VQ? or anything but R? nope.
Why? They could have used any letter in the alphabet but chose R.
VRH 35-L ----> begets VR38DETT
that is the only conclusion unless there is no logic or meaning to Nissan's engine coding system.