Datsun introduced the 1200 truck series in 1971 which used the B110 platform (wheelbase + running gear) as the datsun sunny passenger car. Powering this unit was an economical 1.2L 70hp A12- series engine which could easily top 29city/38hwy, blah blah blah... Here comes Kuni who is well known for shoehorning a SR20DE with a splash of nitrous into this very light weight sub 2000lbs pickup.
First off, what is a "Locost"?
A Locost is a home built Lotus Seven replica which was a small, simple, lightweight two-seat open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars between 1957 and 1972. In this installment LocostUSA.com forum user "evo626" uses the engine, transmission, dash panel, and other assorted bits from a donor infiniti I30 (VQ30DE) to build his garage made racer. Will this inspire you to build a "locost"?
Inside contains a Collection of quotes from various Magazines when the first 4th generation model came to rise and Mags took their test cars out to play. The Sheer amazement that these mags found from this engine/car doesn't show how far this engine has went since then, and is still going on today.
3.5-Liter VQ V6 Powerplant Used in Infiniti and Nissan Vehicles from G to Z -
For the ninth year in a row, Nissan?s versatile VQ V6 engine has been named to the annual ?Ward?s Ten Best Engines? award list by Ward?s Communications, Inc. The VQ is the only engine to make the list every year the list has been compiled.