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This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Rally lovers are in luck... one more of those that were missing in plastic will finally be available shortly from the hand of Hasegawa, who with his new molds is raising the level in terms of detail, quality and fit. This kit reproduces the version of the second appearance of the Nissan Sunny in the World Championship after its debut in the Safari, the 1991 Acropolis rally, where things did not go so well. Llewellin could only finish ninth, while Blomqvist dropped out, but that doesn't mean we don't want to have him in our showcase anymore...
Additional details for the Nissan Sunny - Pulsar GTI-R RNN14
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 21153 (also listed as 4967834211537 and HC47).
- Belongs to the Nissan Motorsports Europe Team.
- Raced at the Acropolis Rally in 1991.
- Includes paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 200 mm x 348 mm x 75 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 418 g.
- Box barcode 4967834211537 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 524.
It must be recognized that at the level of results in the World Championship, the Nissan Sunny GTI-R Gr.A can be described as a disaster. And that Nissan had carefully prepared its return to the World Rally Championship, with months of preparation, and even testing the car in the same stages where a rally had previously been held. The brand's simulations and calculations predicted that it would be a winning car from the first stage of the competition... at least that's what the brand's engineers claimed. And it is that perhaps the expectations were too high, so the blow was of equal dimensions.
The Nissan Sunny was very heavy, but its main handicap was precisely its most characteristic element, the intercooler at the top of the engine, just above the cylinder head. This meant that the intercooler could not carry out its function, cooling the air that goes to the intake system, so the engine is estimated to have lost around 70 hp in hot ambient conditions. In fact, as a joke, his intercooler ended up being called "interwarmer".
Perhaps that is why his best result, and the only podium he achieved in the world championship, was in the 1992 Swedish rally, with the great Stig Blomqvist at the wheel. But it was too late, Nissan had lost interest and did not homologate any evolution in its street Sunny that would allow changing the location of the intercooler, which perhaps would have allowed taking advantage of its advanced all-wheel drive system derived from the one used with great success in the Skyline R32. Eighth place in the RAC in England, the last round of the 1992 season with a certain Tommi Mäkinen at the wheel, put an end to the sporting career of the Sunny in the world championship.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.