Nissan’s ultra-light 400 horsepower engine

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Nissan’s new electric engine shows the companies ability to make something that not only weighs nearly nothing – 88 pounds – but an engine that packs 400 horsepower, according to WIRED magazine. 

“With a displacement of just 1.5 liters, the lil’ mill has a better power-to-weight ratio than the high-revving V6 engines that power this year’s Formula 1 racers,” WIRED reporter Damon Lavrinc wrote.

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Though the new engine is capable of running a race car for one hour the track, it will not see a race in the year future as it remains in testing.

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