Despite its humble origins the Nissan Sunny GTI-R was a formidable,
rally-honed hot hatch.
The Sunny GTI-R's life began in 1990 when Nissan decided to
enter rallying. The Sunny was to be their weapon of choice,
but in standard guise it would have fared little better than
a chicken in a fox den.
In order to make the Sunny competitive in Group A rallying,
Nissan developed the Sunny GTI-R.
The Nissan Sunny GTI-R is powered by a 220 horsepower, 2.0 litre
intercooled and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 0-60 time
of 5.0 seconds was deeply impressive, as was the 140 mph top
speed. Power was sent to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual
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Honda Civic Type R (2001-2005)
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