NISR227 18/02/07, 19:43:45 [Delete] [Ban IP]
In Japan the Pulsar (known as the Sunny Gti-R in the UK) had 227bhp and 284nm due to higher octaine fuel
They offer in Japan fuel with more than 104ROZ/RON(thats the highest octan currently avaible in Europe E85), avaible at every gas station is 95-100ROZ/RON in Germany. The 100ROZ/RON V-power and Aral Ultimate is race fuel(F1 use 102ROZ/RON fuel and is 98% indentical with V-Power Ultimate sold in Germany).
In most cases japanese manufactures reduce engine power in europe because of the Autobahn and possible long distance topspeed driving by their customers. Many versions of the EVO and WRX STI for example were only sold with 265hp in order to make the engines long distance full throttle resitant, other problem was to match harder europen emission limits, the reason why they took the RX-7 from the market in Continental Europe in 1996 long befor it was phased out in Japan.