Kit with which to make the version of the Nissan Sunny / Pulsar GTI-R during its participation in the 1000 Lakes Rally in 1991. This reference includes new wheels and a complete front light pod.
Additional details for the Nissan Sunny - Pulsar GTI-R RNN14
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 20605 (also listed as 4967834206052).
- Belongs to the Nissan Motorsports Europe Team.
- Raced at the 1000 Lakes Finland Rally in 1991.
- Includes plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Limited edition.
- Package measures 202 mm x 348 mm x 75 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 435 g.
- Box barcode 4967834206052 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 566 and 586.
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.
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