Nissan has outdone itself by putting performance technology into your everyday drive with the all new VC-Turbo Altima. Available on the SR and Platinum trim levels, the VC-Turbo stands for Variable Compression Turbo engine. It is in fact the world's first variable compression turbo engine. Whether you put the pedal to the metal, cruise on the highway, or are stuck in stop and go city traffic, the Altima VC-Turbo responds instantaneously making it insanely fun to drive. It literally changes shape as it adjusts the compression ratio to maximize output and fuel economy.
How the Nissan VC-Turbo Works
The VC-Turbo is like having two engines in one. It gives you the best performance and the best fuel efficiency all in one. It is truly revolutionary. The secret is in changing the engine's compression ratio on the fly. In real time, the piston arms change position from turbo-friendly low compression, to fuel efficient high compression. This happens when the actuator arm expands and contracts changing the compression ratio on the piston arm. So, when you are cruising at a lower speed or in stop and go traffic, you stay in a high compression state to stretch your miles. And, when you are ready to open it up and let the big dog eat, the engine switches to a low compression state giving you the performance response you want.
FLEXES FOR MORE MUSCLE
When you press on the gas, the piston moves to produce a lower compression ratio. Similar to when a sprinter crouches to launch off of the starting line, it results in instant V6-like power from this mighty 4-cylinder turbo engine.
EXTENDS FOR MORE FUEL EFFICIENCY
When you cruise at lower speeds, the rotating assembly transforms to produce a higher compression ratio. And like the more relaxed stance of a long-distance runner, it conserves energy and increases your fuel economy.
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