1993 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R N14
The Pulsar GTi-R was built with rally aspirations which lucky for us means there must be a road going version. The three door configuration made it both practical yet unlike anything on the road. With it's in your face hood and factory aero wing its not a car to be taken lightly. This 1993 touches down to us with 109K miles. Finished in Super Black (KH3) amps up the aggressive tone set by the aero. The paint itself shows particularly well, free of any notable blemishes. In order to accommodate the massive front mount the bumper was cleanly trimmed. The rest of the body has been kept stock since there's not much to really improve on. It even has the rear factory stamped splash guards. The body itself appears to have been well maintained as the panels are all straight and free of any notable dents or dings. With less than 15K units produced world wide these are becoming harder and hard to track down.
The interior has been kept pretty much all stock with a very driver focused feel. The head unit was removed in order to run a Sport-Comp boost gauge in it's place. This could easily be rerouted to another location in order to put a US radio in. The original shifter was replaced with a heavier, more sport oriented one, which looks right at home. The close ratio gear box is no joke so it makes for a nice addition. The factory seats offer ample bolstering to keep you in place when the road gets windy. The driver seat does have some traditional bolster wear, however has not torn or separated. The RA trim level came with all of the standard luxury of a road car at the time, with power windows, mirrors, and air conditioning. While this one did come equipped with a sunroof is it not currently operational. Due to the upgraded fuel system the rear trunk mat has been removed, but frankly it looks pretty wicked when you pop the hatch.
Under the louvered hood is where most of the work shines. The SR20DET paired with the ATTESA (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All) all wheel drive system makes for a potent combination. It's hard not to notice the massive Power Spirit front mount intercooler feeding gobs of cold air to the two liter. To compensate for all the additional flow the fuel system has been overhauled. Twin Bosch 044's regulated by a FPG twin fuel pump relay box feed the 440cc injectors. A Z32 MAF and Nistune ECU help to keep everything in check. The current tune has it running at 1.24 bar (18psi) making it a real screamer. We would recommend a fresh tune by the new owner to help accommodate for it's new driving conditions. Rolling on 15' Piaa Nakajima Racing wheels really plays into the rally heritage the car comes from. The SR fires right up and sounds serious under boost. The 5 Speed shifts very precisely and while the clutch is surprisingly light it is quite grabby. With it's low weight, high power combination that car is not for the faint of heart. Perfect for WRC lovers and JDM fans alike, the GTi-R is one serious hot hatch.
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