Nissan’s V-6 wins an unprecendented 12th Ward’s 10 Best Engines award

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 3.5L DOHC V-6
By Bill Visnic Jan 4 2006

An engineer for one of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s rivals recently groused, “You know, you really ought to call it ‘Ward’s 9 Best Engines,’ because Nissan automatically gets a win every year.”

The comment was offered good-naturedly but with a twinge of frustration.

With a record 12th consecutive win for its landmark 3.5L VQ DOHC V-6, Nissan is making a case for the engineer’s suggestion.

It has been a 10 Best Engines winner every year for some variant of Nissan’s fabulous VQ engine family since the competition began in 1995.

As far as competitors are concerned, it really has become something like “Nissan’s VQ and the year’s nine other best engines.”

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