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Nissan Sunny GTi-R statistics – How many are left?

The Nissan Sunny / Pulsar GTi-R is a homologation special for Group A rallying by Nissan. Nissan had to sell 5000 cars with the same engine as the rally car to fulfil the requirements for homologation. Nissan planned to use the SR20DET as the designated engine and permanent four-wheel-drive as their drivetrain. The combination led to a small pocket rocket that was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds. The GTi-R was sold overseas under the Sunny branding, while in Japan it was sold under the Pulsar branding.

Nissan Pulsar GTi-R Group A rally car
Nissan Pulsar GTi-R Group A rally car

In the past, I did cover the Sunny / Pulsar GTi-R and I found it quite an impressive little car! I encountered one down on the street in 2015 and I even created two videos about this GTi-R and I’ll add them to the post below. When I recently started doing the How many are left series, I was curious how many GTi-Rs are left on the Dutch roads.

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Down on the Street: A diplomatically driven Nissan Sunny GTi-R

I thought a Nissan Sunny GTi-R registered as a van was already outrageous, but one driven by a diplomat is even more bizarre! But like every new Guinness world record: it will be broken. So yeah, a GTi-R on diplomatic license plates has become the new norm! I have to admit that, as a big exception, I didn’t spot this car myself.

Nissan Sunny GTi-R on diplomatic plates. (image courtesy of Autojunk)
Nissan Sunny GTi-R on diplomatic plates. (image courtesy of Autojunk)

Diplomatic Nissan Sunny GTi-R

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Down on the Street: insane Nissan Sunny GTI-R

Everything about this Nissan Sunny GTi-R is insane and I’m not only referring to the specifications of the car! I covered this GTI-R a few years ago with a couple of photos but back then I was ignorant of its importance. As I had to pass this car every other day I decided to collect some more footage this time:
Down on the Street: Nissan Sunny GTI-R
On the Dutch licence registration page the information told me it had been registered officially as a Sunny 2.0 GTI-R van. Wait a minute: someone was able to register a Nissan Sunny GTI-R as a van in 1993?

The video

Enjoy my homage to the Nissan Sunny GTI-R below that I created using the footage I collected during some five to six times passing by:

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Down on the Street: Nissan Sunny GTi-R N14

I found this beautiful Nissan Sunny GTi-R N14 parked in the town next to my hometown.

I actually returned to the “scene of the crime” to take photos of a Nissan Silvia S14 I spotted a half year earlier but I lacked to bring a camera back then. So I was quite surprised to find this GTi-R parked on the same spot!

I actually spotted a white Sunny GTi-R before on the Wangan Warriors 10 meeting but it is not the same car. So I was lucky to spot a second one of these great little cars!

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