1994 Nissan Pulsar Gti-r engine
1994 Nissan Pulsar Gti-r engine.When one thinks of forbidden fruit hot hatches—those compact screamers that for whatever reason were.
never imported to North America—the mind often wanders to the early Volkswagen Golf R32, the EK9 Honda Civic Type R
and the Renault Clio V6, high performance icons that for many defined the epitome of FOMO on this side of the ocean.The Nissan Pulsar GTI-R (also called the Sunny) was in many ways a half-strength Skyline, available at a price far more affordable than its Godzilla-evoking sibling.
Produced from 1990-1994, the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R came with an SR20DET that put out 277hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Since it only weighed 2,400 lbs, this was more than enough to give it a 0-60 of five seconds, around the same as a Porsche 911 of the same year.The GTI-R version of the long-selling Pulsar made its first appearance in the Japanese market for the 1990 model year. Available exclusively as a hatchback,
As such, it had all of the hallmarks of a competition-inspired gravel muncher: a short wheelbase, standard all.The SR20DET engine was perhaps the only part of the Pulsar package familiar to Americans, as it was cousin to the naturally-aspirated SR20DE found under the hoods of the Infiniti G20,Nissan Sentra and the similarly-named but dramatically different Nissan Pulsar NX. The DET would rise to fame through its use in the drifting world, however, where it would increasingly find itself swapped into the engine bay of the Nissan 240SX coupe.