gentlemen, your new engine....

Submitted: Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 13:34
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Came across this today, sounds like an interesting concept.
Australian technology too!!!

Wonder if it will make it's way into cars!


Polaris Defense Delivers New Military All Terrain Vehicles

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MV800 4X4 ATV Features New Engine Powered by Military JP8 Fuel

MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2007) — Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the Company has completed first production and received orders from the U.S. Department of Defense for its newest military vehicle, the MV800 4X4 ATV. The MV800 is Polaris' first military machine to feature the Patriot Engine™ with Electronic Direct Fuel Injection, The 760cc, 40hp spark ignition engine is powered by JP8, the U.S. military's standard fuel.

The new engine, developed in partnership with Australian based Orbital Corporation, provides the new MV800 ATV with a patented, unique technology that allows the engine to significantly surpass traditional, diesel compression engines in this size with almost twice the horsepower. This produces an overall vehicle performance that is the same or similar to the Company's gasoline-powered family of Ultra-light Tactical Vehicles for the military. In addition to running on JP8, the Patriot Engine™ can operate on emergency fuels including gasoline, JP5 and highway diesel.

"The JP8 powered MV800 and its Patriot Engine™ are major steps for Polaris as we continue to strive to produce cutting-edge products that meet requirements defined by those serving to protect our country" said Mark McCormick, managing director, Polaris Defense. "Our Warfighters are operating in some of the world's harshest conditions. We are committed to providing them with vehicles that can make their job easier and increase their mission effectiveness. The MV800 is built to do just that."

The MV800 follows in the footsteps of the MV700, the lead model in the Polaris Defense family of gasoline-powered tactical vehicles. Polaris Defense has been successfully providing a family of vehicles to the U.S. Armed Forces since 2001.

Established to provide vehicles, spare parts and training to the military, Polaris Defense is dedicated to supporting its customers with a total capability for the demanding needs they have in all environments worldwide.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:24

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:24
I hope Nissan snap it up for the "all new" Patrol.. Joke Joke!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:52

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:52
Word is...2009...nissan patrol V6 CRD....hope it's true....nissan patrol is an awesome vehicle hamstrung by that 3L for too long now
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:07

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:07
I dont think i can hold out that long!! That could be 18 months away, I really dont think with the decreasing volumes of large 4x4's, Nissan will do anything!! I hope i'm wrong. My Nissan dealer that services my Patrol, asked when i was going to trade my vehicle (i know him very well). I asked him if he would buy a 4 cylinder commodore. I dont think so he said! I said the commodore weighs about !800kg and the patrol weighs about 2800Kg with a bullbar and tow bar fitted, so why would i buy a 3 ton 4 cylinder.. I think he got the message!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:11

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:11
That should have read 1800kg for the Commodore OOPPPss!
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Follow Up By: Member - Tom V (WA) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:52

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:52
Mike
from what I read this morning, looks like 2010. V6 CRD from Renault or Peugeot & may have the KDS supension. all u Nissan guys can hope. ????
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 17:09

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 17:09
Tom, At least they are talking about it now, we have heard nothing for a long time, not good for the Nissan image... I hope its CRD and not like the 3 litre engine CRUD.... Michael
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:28

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:10

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:10
Where did you get the new patrol pic from Hairy?? I note they have changed the seating arrangement and the wheel size!!!
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 16:19

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 16:19
Yeah Mate...from the local Nissan dealer....
Apparently these new ones have a lot more room inside, better econmy, twice the power and the air-cond is trouble free

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 21:30

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 21:30
Try this one from Arctic Cat. Runs on all the JP fuels, bio and cooking oil at a pinch. 700cc motor....and it's red so it goes faster!

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