A 5-door hatchback was added in September 1983, and a 3-door canvas top was released in August 1987. The character of the March car seemed established at this point. However, Nissan has set up a super hot version of this little body March. That was the catalog model rally car "R".
In preparation for the rally B class [up to 1600 cc] in Japan at the time, the engine displacement was reduced to 930 cc in accordance with the vehicle regulations [turbo coefficient is displacement × 1.7 times], equipped with supercharger + turbocharger Equipped with MA09ERT type engine. The front differential is equipped with a viscous LSD, and the 5-speed MT uses a super-cross ratio. It was a model that condensed and embodied the Nissan rally spirit. Then, in January 1989, a road version of the R, a 3-door Super Turbo, was added to the lineup.
Except for the NISMO shift knob, the owner's Abe's second R that keeps the original condition. The steering and seats are simple because they are premised on being replaced with parts for competition.
Hachimaru Hero vol.12 December 2009 [All contents in the article are as of the time of publication]