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The complete VIN database and statistical production information for Nissan's Pulsar GTI-R and Sunny GTI-R models.

Pulsar GTI-R Production Data

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According to current data available, the total number of Nissan GTI-Rs produced was 14613 - comprised of 13842 Pulsar GTI-R (RNN14), and 771 Sunny GTI-R (GNN14).

Pulsar GTI-R (RNN14) Production Numbers

The Nissan Pulsar GTI-R was designed and manufactured in Japan for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM). Production ran from August 1990 until November 1994. The total number produced during those 4 years was 13842. Over 5000 of them were produced in the first 12 months (1990-91) in order for Nissan to fulfil the FIA Group A World Rally Championship homologation requirement at the time (which was 5000 units in 12 months prior for the model to be eligible to enter the WRC).

During the 4 years of production, there were 2 distinct "Series" (obvious differences) across 5 "Phases" (minor changes) of production. They are clearly defined by their chassis numbers and commonly referred to as Series 1 and Seriers 2 (or Early & Late / Zenki & Kouki). Rather than being an evolution, Series 2 was mostly a despecialisation or simplification of the manufacturing parts used in the lead up to the planned completion of the N14 platform.
  • Series 1 (Early): Below RNN14-100000 (08/1990 to 07/1992)
  • Series 2 (Late): Above RNN14-100000 (08/1992 to 11/1994)
The first Phase of Series 1 was produced at Nissan's Tochigi plant (in the town of Kaminokawa, Kawachi District, Tochigi Prefecture, northern Kantō region). Plant code "M". The rest of production was entrusted by agreement to Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) at their Yajima Plant (in the town of Shoyacho, Ōta city, Gunma Prefecture, northern Kantō region) on the same line as the Subaru Legacy and Leone. Plant code "9".

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The Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) and build dates below have been sourced from Nissans in-house database software called "Nissan FAST", and cross-referenced using some of the many JDM VIN lookup (build date) databases now available online.

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These are the 10 VINS missing - if you have one of these VINs please let us know!!!
  • RNN14-000523
  • RNN14-000531
  • RNN14-000540
  • RNN14-002381
  • RNN14-002389
  • RNN14-020915
  • RNN14-100001
  • RNN14-100002
  • RNN14-100005
  • RNN14-151191


GTI-R Model Types

There were 2 main models of the RNN14 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R sold on the Japanese Domestic Market:
  • GTI-RA: Model code EBYNRVFN14T*******
  • GTI-RB: Model code EBYNRRFN14T*******
The model code is printed on the VIN plate, located top-centre of the firewall in the engine bay.

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RA Models

Model code EBYNRV***. The GTI-RA model (aka RA, Alpha, Road, Luxury) was the standard model.


Differences in the Series and Phases of the GTI-RA

Although the biggest changes were between series 1 and 2, Nissan made small changes in each phase of production. There were no changes to the engine internals, drivetrain or body panels.

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RB Models

Model code EBYNRR***. The GTI-RB (aka RB, Base, Beta, Rally, Homologation) was a simplified model marketed for motorsport use (rallying in particular). They had "luxury" trimmings (such as ABS, air conditioning and power windows) removed as standard, throw-away steel wheels and the ready-to-be-stripped interior trim from the base model Pulsar which reduced the kerb weight by 30kg to 1190kg (2624 lb). Some of the RA items were available as an option. The engine was the same as the RA model, but most were optioned with a close ratio gearbox and Nismo front diff (see below for details).
  • Weight: 30kg lighter (mainly due to removal of electrical systems).
  • Closer-ratio gearbox (option - 77% chose it).
  • Side mirrors: Black plastic (not colour-coded, standard - no power adjustment, could be optioned).
  • Umbrella holder: None (a vent in place, standard).
  • Rear diff housing: Larger cooling fins (standard).
  • Wheels: Steel (standard).
  • Rear wiper: None (option - 40% chose it).
  • Air conditioning: None (option).
  • Power Window: None (option).
  • Interior: Base-model Pulsar (vinyl trim, basic seats, rubber gearstick boot, plastic gear knob, plastic steering wheel, standard).
  • Exterior paint colour: Standard colour was Ivory White KJ7 (59% chose to keep it) but all colours could be optioned.
  • Front LSD: Nismo mechanical (option - 80% chose it).
  • ABS: None (not an option).
There were also many (over 100) Nismo "Rally Option" parts available, some were more commonly chosen than others.


GTI-R Model Options

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The descriptions above have been translated to English from the Japanese text in the Nissan FAST software.

NOTE ON "ELR Rear Seat Belts":
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) belts contain an interia reel which locks under sudden movement. This is the standard (only) type in the front seats. The 6567 cars that did NOT have this option would most likely have ALR rear seat belts (Automatic Locking Retractor) which lock into place once connected and tightened (used for securing child seats).


Autech Vehicles

Autech is a Nissan modification division (separate from Nismo, the core part of their focus is related to "mobility" (ie. vans with wheelchair access), although they also take part in performance upgrades). Autech were responsible for the installation of certain factory optional parts for new car packages (ones that were not appropriate for "dealer" installation). All recorded GTI-R examples have been RB models. The parts installed were not a set list (they were based on individual orders) and could include items from both the Nissan and Nismo option catalogs (ie. roll cage, suspension, diffs, harnesses, seats, etc).

There was no special numbering, plaques or badges - just a small oval-shaped "Autech Japan" sticker on the boot below the GTI-R badge (which can be purchased new from Nissan). Some, but not all, are clearly flagged in the Nissan FAST software as "Autech vehicle". They did not produce a "Complete Car" version/edition like they have for some other Nissan models (Skyline, Stagea, etc). Basically, an "Autech GTI-R" is simply an RB that had at least 1 extra factory-installed option.

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The Green Models

There were 100 examples with colour code DL2 (Greyish Green Metallic, aka Mist Grey Metallic, aka Winter Green) produced, all during Series 2. DL2 was a standard colour for the rest of N14 Pulsar model range, but not for the GTI-R. With exactly 100 produced they are by far the rarest of the factory colours (next rarest is KJ7 with almost 800 examples) and the specific number strongly suggests they were some sort of special limited production run. There were 98 RA and 2 RB versions produced; 59 RA + 1 RB in Series 2 Phase A (1993), and 39 RA + 1 RB in Series 2 Phase B (1994).

Nissan Japan has been unable to confirm the significance, but plausible theories are:
  • To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nissan in 1994 (this is the most likely since Nissan released several "60th Anniversary Special Editions" across their range, starting in 1993, including the Pulsar, Cedric, Laurel, Prairie and Skyline).
  • In celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Naruhito to Masako Owada in 1993 (this is less likely since some DL2s had already been produced before the happy couple were actually engaged in Dec ’92 or the wedding was announced in Jan ’93).

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Nismo Models

Nismo offered a "Complete Car" model based on the RB. Marketed as the "GTI-R Nismo" it featured many of the Nismo rally options (suspension, diffs, seats, roll cage, foot rests, underbody guards, strut tower strengthening, no carpet or rear seats, etc - see below). Unlike most of their other "Complete Car" offerings, no engine changes were made, and they are not listed on the Nismo website "Complete Car" archive. The price in base configuration was 3,140,00 yen. Nismo (Japan) confirmed via email in 2010 that only 21 of them were produced. They had an individually numbered Nismo plate on the firewall (in addition to the standard VIN plate), and a Nismo badge below the GTI-R badge on the boot. The "livery" was optional.

We have records of 4 of them so far (#005, #010, #020 & #021). If you are an owner of one of the others please let us know!

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