1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R

1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R

1990→1994 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R

The N14 series also saw the introduction of the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R three-door hatchback (chassis code E-RNN14 in Japan, and badged as Sunny GTI-R in Europe with chassis code EGNN14).

This was a homologation variant produced between 1990 and 1994 in order to enter the WRC under Group A rules at that time. It featured the turbocharged 2.0-liter SR20DET engine producing 169 kilowatts (227 hp) and 29 kg·m (280 N·m; 210 lb·ft). The body is largely the same as the standard N14 three-door model, but distinguished by the large rear wing and bonnet scoop.

It has an ATTESA all-wheel drive system and a unique variant (coded 54C) of the SR20DET engine (not used on any other car). With a power-to-weight ratio of 0.083 and AWD, the standard GTI-R is able to accelerate from 0–100 kph in the 5 second bracket, and cover the standing quarter mile in the 13 second bracket (Nissan never quoted the official figures but Best Motoring magazine conducted several tests with standard cars during production). Top speed is officially stated as 232 km/h (144 mph).

There were two distinct models of the Pulsar GTI-R sold to the general public, identifiable by the model number found on the VIN plate located on the firewall in the engine bay. There are no external visual differences.

In Detail

submitted byanonymous
production years1990 – 1994
fuel feedInjection
displacement1998 cc / 121.93 in³
bore86 mm / 3.4 in
stroke86 mm / 3.4 in
power169.3 kw / 227 bhp
specific output113.61 bhp per litre
bhp/weight186.07 bhp per tonne
torque284 nm / 209.5 ft lbs
driven wheels4WD
wheel typeAluminum
front wheelsF 35.6 x Not Available cm / 14 x Not Available in
rear wheelsR 35.6 x Not Available cm / 14 x Not Available in
curb weight1220 kg / 2690.1 lbs
wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in
length3975 mm / 156.5 in
width1690 mm / 66.5 in
height1410 mm / 55.5 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.285:1, 1.85:1, 1.272:1, 0.954:1, 0.74:1
final drive4.125:1
top speed~265.49 kph / 165 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.42 seconds
0 – 100 mph~15.26 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.8 seconds
fuel capacity55 litres or 4 gal.