Modified Nissan Pulsar GTi-R | Fast Car Magazine

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Fast Car Mag at 09:48am April 20

Make: Nissan

Grant modified Nissan Pulsar

Everyone loves a bit of sunshine in life and Grant McKelvie is no from the rest of us. Whenever he the need, Grant can turn to blistering quick Nissan ‘Sunny’ GTiR to brighten up his

“I’ve always had a thing for but quick cars,” Grant “I even got rid of a Lancia Integrale to buy the GTiR!” That was in 2001 when Grant this suitable Pulsar in The previous owner had rebuilt the to an impressive spec but Grant no chances and had it off to Greersport, who have a reputation when it comes to big Jap cars. They stripped and the engine and gearbox to a higher while Dandreas Coachworks up the paintwork.

Wilwood 4-pots were up front along with rears to improve braking When the work was complete, drove away with felt like a new car. over 350bhp, the Pulsar’s was rapid and being a ‘weekend it was more than enough to him happy for a few years.

Over time, a few further tweaks made but the excitement wore off as became used to the power. were two options: sell or it to the next level. Once the appeal of something extreme in and the Pulsar was on its way to Greersport for a showdown.

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With a tricky target of set, the stripped engine was to Agra Engineering in Dundee for work, heat treating, balancing and gas flowing the head. it was returned, Bill Greer it with a host of goodies as Mahl oversized pistons, conrods, ARP bolts, racing HKS cams and adjustable pulleys.

He then bolted on a GT3040R for good measure with a HKS wastegate and custom tubular To harness this power an OS twin plate clutch was along with a freshly Quaife gearbox. Did someone say

Hell yes!

But that even the tricky bit! such a big turbo meant the didn’t quite fit any more. major fabrication followed to cut and the front crossmember area. And then, Grant faced a 1,000 run-in miles the car could be fitted with an ECU and mapped to suit.

The results were incredible 510bhp with 430lb/ft of at 1.9bar.

All that was left to do was see how it on the road. “The acceleration is and it’s an absolute animal it comes on boost at 4,000rpm,” laughs. “It sounds a WRC car too with the banging, popping, whine and the screamer pipe. I love it!”

Think we can safely assume has found the ultimate in his quest for and quick cars as they come much hotter this hatch.

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