Nissan is planning to create a new Silvia, according to the Japanese print automotive magazine Best Car. They suggest that the vehicle will debut around 2025. From concept to production, three years is not too long. In 2020, the Z Proto, a concept automobile for the impending 400z, was released.
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Will this be a worthy comeback for the storied coupe?
According to rumors, Nissan will reintroduce the Silvia, also known as the 200SX and 240SX in the US. Unnamed sources told Japan’s Best Car that the Japanese manufacturer is bringing back the moniker as part of a “Pure EV Silvia Revival” project. If we assume this report to be true, it suggests that the Silvia will make a comeback as an electric car.
The article stated that the Silvia EV rendering from last year served as the catalyst for the entire idea. Vice President of Nissan Design Europe Matthew Weaver came up with the idea for the classic coupe’s reinvented revival.
Despite the new Nissan Z’s impending arrival, recent information indicates the business may be planning to bring back its entry-level sports car.
A brand-new Nissan S16 Silvia is rumored to be in development for 2025, although it might forgo the traditional turbocharged gasoline engine in favor of an all-electric drivetrain.
The Silvia, also known as the 200SX in Australia, is one of Nissan’s most recognizable automobiles and is positioned as a mid-range sports car between the Zed models and the top-of-the-line Skyline GT-R.
After Europe design boss Matthew Weaver unveiled retro concept sketches modeled after the original Silvia of 1964, Japanese newspaper Best Car now reports that Nissan is working on a new Silvia.
Nissan Europe’s Silvia EV concept art. Top: A future Silvia EV as depicted by Best Car.
Weaver remarked at the time, “By recreating this car for the future, we wanted to pay honor to its tradition.
“Being an electric car, it offered us the chance to extend the clean surface across the front because an electric engine has significantly lower cooling requirements, thus there is no need for a grille where radiators are typically positioned,” says the author.
In comparison to an automobile powered by an internal combustion engine, the essential parts of an electric vehicle are “very different and can be packed differently,” according to Weaver.
Therefore, the Silvia that we have pictured in this scenario would have a larger inside than its outside measurements would imply.
Nissan may finally be considering releasing a vehicle that can compete with the Toyota AE86 Sprinter, Toyota GR86, and Subaru BRZ, which are vehicles inspired by the 1980s S12 Silvia (badged as a Gazelle in Australia).
Nissan Silvia to return as an electric vehicle in 2025: Report
The Nissan Silvia nameplate hasn’t been produced for more than 20 years, but a claim from the Japanese magazine Best Vehicle suggests that the sports car could return, this time as an electric coupe.
According to the publication’s sources, Nissan is working on a project named “Pure EV Silvia resurrection” that appears to have gained speed when Matthew Weaver, Nissan’s vice president of design, was tasked with reimagining a legendary Nissan for an electric future. Nissan presented to us Weaver’s renderings of a contemporary Nissan Silvia in September 2021. This Nissan Silvia was modeled around the first generation Silvia CSP311 that made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1964.
Nissan ceased building the Silvia for what reason?
Currently, the Nissan Silvia S15 is prohibited from being driven on American roads. Good.
The stated justification for the S15’s exclusion on American roads is our 25-year import law, which prohibits any vehicle that was not first offered for sale in the country and is under 25 years old. The Nissan Silvia is only 16 years old at its oldest and has never been sold in the US, thus it does not meet our safety and emissions rules. Because of this, a man who recently imported one risked 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Safety is the unofficial justification for keeping the S15 from American drivers. protection from lingering horror
Just imagine what would occur if S15s were made legal in the US. That would be insane.
Everywhere, all the time, people would be drifting, including down your street, on their way to school, into school buses carrying students, and into the orphanage down the street staffed by blind nuns. Rival driving gangs would engage in Drift Wars on the public roadways, drifting aggressively and dangerously like in the Fast and the Furious movie but constantly and everywhere.
We appreciate the US government saving us from the Driftpocalypse. May the S15 never be permitted in this wonderful nation.
Silvia deserved to be shared with the entire world as such a renowned automobile. Unfortunately, despite its excellent qualities, it cannot be distributed due to legal restrictions. Despite being nearly 16 years old, the Silvia S15 has never been sold in the US. This is so because there are a few laws in the US that apply to cars from other countries.
the following laws
- Any vehicle that was not manufactured and sold in the US is prohibited.
- Foreign vehicles that are under 25 years old are prohibited.
These laws have a maximum 20-year prison sentence as a punishment. Pretty severe, but safety always comes first. These restrictions were implemented as a result of a period of time during which foreign cars were being utilized to drift throughout the nation. When so many people started becoming entangled in it, it started to pose a safety risk. Therefore, even though the US restrictions on imported vehicles are the legal justification for the Silvia’s ban, the actual reason is because of probable safety hazards.
The Nissan Silvia S15 was released when?
The Nissan Silvia’s seventh and last model was referred to as the S15. It was created between 1999 and 2002. Engines for the S15 included the SR20DE and SR20DET. Nissan discontinued making the Silvia in 2002, marking the end of the S platform’s production.
The S15, unlike its predecessors, was only offered in two configurations: the regular Spec-S and the performance Spec-R. Both variants come with an Aero option that equips the vehicle with a sizable rear wing and side skirts.
What is the horsepower of a Nissan Silvia S15?
Despite being a powerful performance sedan, the BMW M3 has both fresh and seasoned rivals. In a brand-new Carwow video, the channel races a 600-horsepower Nissan Silvia S15 against an M3 Competition (447 kilowatts). Before subjecting the two to a brake test, the film pits the two in a series of drag races with varying conditions.
If you only look at the stats, the Nissan appears poised to defeat the BMW, but the figures don’t tell the whole story. The 3.0-liter straight-six engine in the M3 Competition is twin-turbocharged and produces 510 horsepower (380 kW) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. This power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic with launch control. The 2.1-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the Silvia has been bored out to produce 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. The Silvia, however, features a manual transmission without the sophisticated launch control system used by BMW.
A Silvia is it a 240SX?
You have probably heard of the Nissan Silvia, also known as the 240SX in North America, if you are even remotely familiar with drifting or have watched any of the Fast and Furious films. The Silvia was never advertised to the drift community while it was being produced, despite the fact that it is perhaps best known as a drift car.
The Silvia s13: Is it legal?
A few weeks ago, an Ocean Springs man admitted to importing a Nissan Silvia into the country. He might receive a 20-year prison term and a $250,000 fine as his maximum punishment.
For a car that can be acquired online for less $20,000, it sounds exorbitant (Australian). a few things to think about
What is a Nissan Silvia? The Nissan Silvia range of sports vehicles from the Japanese automaker all have a similar chassis. The closest thing to a Silvia in the US is the Nissan 240sx.
Why this automobile is so unique: Its aerodynamic frame, chrome accents, and turbocharged engine are distinctive. In other words, it moves quickly. Their hoods slope downward, and they have low platforms and rounded upper bodies. The Nissan Silvia S15 has a sleek front appearance with an integrated grill and a low front bumper. One website claims that the combination of lower fog lights and the wide headlights, which slope inward from the sides, gives the driver excellent visibility in poor lighting.
Because it did not adhere to federal safety and environmental regulations and featured a right-hand steering column, like cars in England, this particular vehicle was deemed unlawful in the United States. However, some Silvia vehicles have been registered in the US after being modified to comply with US laws.
First off, only the accused (Kendall Noble) is authorized to explain why he took the risk of transporting the car to the United States. But the Nissan Silvia S15 is popular among auto fans because it excels in local drag racing (street classification), drifting events, and street racing. The S15 has won seven D1 Grand Prix titles in drifting with five different drivers (Nobuteru Taniguchi:2001; Ryuji Miki:2004; Yasuyuki Kazama:2005; Masato Kawabata:2007; Youichi Imamura:2009,2010,2011)