In the early 1990s, Nissan's Sentra SE-R was a star among budget hot rods, but recently it's been more of a bit player. This spring, an SE-R based on the new Sentra arrives. Again, it's offered in two strengths: regular SE-R (180 hp, CVT only) and the more hard-core Spec V (200 hp, six-speed stick). Both have the requisite body kit and seventeen-inch wheels, but only the Spec V gets larger brakes (by Brembo), a firmer suspension, an optional limited-slip differential, and a strut-tower brace. We'll see if it's enough to make the SE-R's star rise again.