Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/11/20 1:16 p.m.
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The Nissan March may not have a reputation as a high-performance Nissan model, but a few interesting versions did pop up over its lifetime.

Case in point, the 1989 March Super Turbo. Built to meet homologation rules for Nissan’s own March Little Dynamite Cup Race, the Super Turbo got it…

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matthewmcl (Forum Supporter)
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) Reader
11/11/20 9:09 p.m.

90.6 inch wheelbase, 1631 lbs.  I'd rock that.

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/11/20 9:45 p.m.

This thing has special significance to me as an  engine donor for a Nissan Pao. 

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
11/11/20 10:38 p.m.

Looks like a Subaru Justy to me..

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/12/20 12:07 a.m.

Mighty Car Mods on YouTube have a fantastic series on buying/importing/modify one of these.  It's well done and the car seems like a joy.  Marty/Moog have access to some pretty great machinery but they seem to be counting this one as a keeper.  

And also #HONK

jb229
jb229 New Reader
11/14/20 1:12 a.m.

I'd have one  of these in a second, I'm a complete sucker for this era of lightweight tweaked little hatchbacks.  This, or a Mazda 323 GTX?

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/14/20 10:11 a.m.

You can get a lot more HP in a simpler engine for less $ for sure. Even in it's day, I would understand all the complexity if you were competing in a Kei-class race series, but it was their own cup race. To me, it is an impressive engineering package that would be fun as hell to drive. Don't waste time trying to compare it or understand it, just wring it out and enjoy. 

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/14/20 1:25 p.m.

AKA Nissan Micra in Canada sadly never with anything but some anemic four. March was the base for the S-Cargo etc.

Tom1200
Tom1200 Dork
11/14/20 6:22 p.m.

As I am currently racing a 100hp 1600lb car I'd day yes I'd happily have one of these.

Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
11/15/20 7:16 p.m.

I could be wrong, but when I look at that engine I see 3 wires for the sparkplugs...is this really a 4 cylinder or is it a 3 cylinder?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/16/20 12:53 p.m.

JG had an original Mirage Turbo back in the day. Kinda similar. Kinda. 

bashr52
bashr52 New Reader
12/2/20 8:27 a.m.

In reply to Carsandbikes :

It sure looks that way, unless there is a plug under/behind the intake charge pipe.

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