Nissan Pulsar / Sunny GTi-R

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Nissan Pulsar

/ Sunny (1990)

F ollowing the footsteps of Delta Integrale, Ford RS Cosworth and Toyota Celica Nissan built a rally in 1990 to homologate Group A rally championship. That was GTi-R, or known as Sunny in Europe. Although its racing was poor and shortlived, the road car was better, actually good to be rated at the same league as its

The Pulsar GTi-R was by no means a looker due to its modest basis and modifications. However, sitting its pronounced bonnet scoop was the engine of the class, i.e. SR20DET engine. It was shared the contemporary 200SX, featuring cc capacity, 16-valve head, turbocharger and a large intercooler atop it. It produced some 230 hp in trim or 220 hp in European tune, but impressive was its flexibility.

With precious little lag, it worked eagerly 2000 rpm and spun smoothly 7000 rpm, before the 7500 rpm redline. No other engines of the time had a better Neither did they feel potent, especially when the Nissan was served with a 5-speed gearbox.

The gearshift was too, with slick and action.

Nissan Pulsar

When the car arrived Europe in it caused a sensation with its performance. The first tests by Autocar, Fast Lane and Car found it took just 5 seconds to sprint from to 60 mph, which was quicker a Ferrari Testarossa! 0-100 mph of seconds beat its rivals by 3 at least.

Admittedly, that test car was probably a particularly one. Later tests on cars from 1992 0-60 mph closer to the manufacturer’s of 6.1 seconds. Still good to match the Integrale and Cosworth.

However, the Nissan did feel on the road due to its better mannered

Regarding its chassis, less is mentioning. Its 4WD system employed a center differential to distribute to all wheels. The rear differential got viscous-coupling.

The suspension, like Pulsar’s, comprised of MacPherson up front and struts plus links at the rear. Road found the car rode very and not quite satisfactory as its rivals on B-roads, although it improved on roads. The steering was much being quick and communicative. the powerful brakes.

The GTi-R cornered with body roll than its but its Achilles’ heel should be the Bridgestone tires, which obviously underrubbered thus grip. Its lower cornering prevented it from matching its in objective measurements from A to B, though when it ran out of grip its was benign enough. This in addition to the sleepy look and interior, robbed it of the chance of Lancia Delta Integrale as our rally car special.

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