The Nissan Sentra SE-R deserves your love

The B13-era Nissan Sentra was a simple car. With one sweet exception, mind you. Nissan build a version badged SE-R. This coupe housed a fantastic four-cylinder upgrade secret under its hood. The 2.0-liter SR20DE inline four-cylinder engine found a happy home here, where it produced 140 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. That doesn’t sound like a ton. But it was enough to get this econbox scooting from 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. For the day, that was quick and it was possible because the curb weight is under 2,300 pounds.

Our friend Zack Klapman spent a good amount of time whipping one through the LA canyon roads. The owner has put a lot of work into the car, and it looks great. Check it out below.

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3 responses to “The Nissan Sentra SE-R deserves your love”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    Sounds fantastic.

  2. salguod Avatar

    That thing sounds great. This is when Nissan was doing what Mazda has been doing lately. Sporty cars at every level. The 4DSC Maxima, the 300ZX and this.

    I had a 1988 Pulsar NX SE with the twin cam CA18DE. Similar power, but a heavier, T-Top body. It was a load of fun, but terribly built. That thing cost me a fortune to keep going and had a hand in pushing me to work on my own cars because I got tired of dealing with and paying terrible mechanics.

  3. Juan Avatar

    Thanks for sharing the video of my car. 🙂

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