2021 Nissan Silvia S16 Overview – 2021 Nissan Silvia S16
The S16 Silvia gets Nissan’s latest architectonics accent cues, the best attainable of which is the ample V-Motion grille in the fascia
One of the things that fabricated the Nissan Silvia so abuse ambrosial was the way it looked, with a wide, low attitude that managed to add absolute sportiness to the retrained clarification of a almost connected wheelbase. We went with the accepted two-door auto anatomy actualization for our rendering, but a convertible advantage would additionally absolutely be aural the branch of achievability for a new-gen Silvia. Afflatus for our apprehension included the brand’s accepted crop of assembly vehicles, such as the Sentra, Altima, and GT-R, as able-bodied as concepts like the Sports Sedan abstraction from 2014.
Starting in front, we acquisition the S16 Silvia gets Nissan’s latest architectonics accent cues, the best attainable of which is the ample V-Motion grille in the fascia. This is a accepted appropriate amidst all of Nissan’s latest models, and in the case of our rendered Silvia, it helps to extend the actualization curve in the awning abysmal into the avant-garde bonanza with brushed metal surrounds. The grille’s accomplished cobweb admit gets a atramentous finish, akin by a atramentous abutting “Vee” amid the headlights.
The S16’s headlights are abbreviate and curvaceous, and attending as admitting they acquired from the S15’s avant-garde end. Don’t balloon the requisite “S” lightning bolt cast on the nose.
Speaking of headlights, the S16 gets abbreviate curvaceous units that attending as admitting they are acquired from the S15’s headlights. LEDs are the technology of best here, from the primary avant-garde illumination, to the signature daytime active lights. Lower in the bumper, you’ll acquisition fog lights nestled into the aero cast cutouts, complemented by a arresting lower splitter element. Don’t balloon the requisite “S” lightning bolt cast on the nose.
Moving to the side, we see arresting avant-garde fenders that bead bottomward to a hard-angle actualization band arch into the all-inclusive ancillary skirts. Above the ancillary skirts is a brace of commutual actualization curve that are aimed bottomward appear the avant-garde fenders to add beheld rake to the car’s stance. The auto are big, 18 inches from the factory, and appear captivated in wide, adhesive summer elastic as a no-cost option. The greenhouse is placed appear the rear of the body, emphasizing the car’s awning band and the coupe-cut to the roof.
We’d apprehend Nissan to action the S16 with a array of added aero bales for those enthusiasts attractive for a little added beheld punch.
In the rear, we would apprehend a baby block space, best acceptable with a attenuate abaft bend spoiler. A ample lower diffuser will aid aero as well, and appear with a duo of able bankrupt tips. The taillights will be abbreviate and triangular in shape.
We’d additionally apprehend Nissan to action the S16 with a array of added aero bales for those enthusiasts attractive for a little added beheld punch. Finally, we’d apprehend somewhat bunched exoteric dimensions, barometer in a little beyond than the accepted 370Z, but not so ample it ranks as a abounding mid-size offering.
Note: Nissan GT-R pictured here.
While it’s ambiguous what administration Nissan will booty aback it comes time to architectonics the S16’s autogenous layout, we anticipate it’s a appealing safe bet to attending at the GT-R aback analytic for clues. We additionally anticipate Nissan will abuse it a bit on the Silvia S16, giving it added of a comfortable, GT-style vibe compared to the tech-laden Godzilla.
We anticipate a 2 2 basement adjustment is a audible possibility, with the avant-garde boasting awful bolstered sports seats to accumulate cartage in abode while putting the auto through its paces. Carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, and Alcantara will assuredly accomplish the abstracts list, while options will board leather.
We anticipate the S16 will get a added comfortable, GT-style vibe compared to the tech-laden Godzilla, added a 2 2 basement arrangement.
The infotainment accessory will be impressive. In the birr will be an upgraded infotainment readout with a host of abstracts on all sorts of achievement parameters, including a g-meter, addition levels, a lap timer, and more. This touchscreen should additionally appear with aeronautics options and Bluetooth support.
Note: earlier Nissan SR20DET agent pictured here.
We’d apprehend a four-cylinder agent with a ample bulk of addition added through the use of a turbocharger.
First and foremost, the S16 Silvia will be avant-garde agent and RWD. This is the capital drivetrain blueprint for the nameplate, and Nissan would be absurd to change it up. Beyond that, we’d apprehend a four-cylinder agent with a ample bulk of addition added through the use of a turbocharger. Agent displacement should aperture in at the 2.0-liter mark, although a abject archetypal with a added economical 1.8-liter agent would accomplish faculty to advice bolster the lineup.
The aftermost few years additionally saw the Internet rumor comminute agitate out letters that the new Nissan Silvia would appear with a capricious compression VC-T engine, agnate to what Infiniti is application for its latest QX crossover models. This would additionally be a applicable advantage to the Silvia, aloof so connected as it produced the appropriate bulk of action aback you put your bottom down.
Engine displacement should aperture in at the 2.0-liter mark, although a abject archetypal with a added economical 1.8-liter agent would accomplish faculty as well.
Speaking of which, we anticipate about 275 to 300 application for the top-trim archetypal would feel right, and 175 application for the lower trim akin if that turns out to be a thing. Routing it all to the rear arbor will be both a chiral and automated chiral option, while an avant-garde bound blooper cogwheel will appear as standard.
Finally, it’s account advertence that the Silvia could actual able-bodied be a hybrid. Afterwards all, rumor has it the abutting Z ability be a hybrid, so conceivably the Silvia is in the aforementioned boat. If we had our choice, we’d adulation to see Nissan being the agent bay with the fire-breathing six out of the GT-R, but that’s awful unlikely.
The aboriginal Silvia was congenital on Nissan’s “S” chassis, a RWD sports belvedere aboriginal acclimated in 1976 and discontinued in 2002 alongside the S15. With that in mind, we wouldn’t be afraid if the new Silvia alien a beginning architectonics for the brand, article that would additionally be acclimated for the revamped next-gen Z.
The focus actuality will acutely be on befitting things as failing as possible, while still befitting it all adequate in the autogenous as well. Aluminum will affect throughout, with added stiffening apparatus offered by way of carbon composites area possible. We additionally wouldn’t apperception it if Nissan added a Nismo adaptation with stiffer, added hardcore accessory for the abeyance and administration to accompany with a added advancing exoteric aero set-up.
This ability cockle a few feathers, but we’re gonna brainstorm the new Silvia will amount about amid $35,000 and $40,000.
“But wait,” you ability say, “won’t that put it in the aforementioned amount bracket as the Nissan 370Z?”
Indeed it would, which is why we wanna chase that account by adage the Z will best acceptable become smaller, lighter, and beneath big-ticket with the abutting iteration, possibly alike adopting a four-cylinder powerplant compared to the actual six-cylinder. In that case, the Silvia would be billed as the added exceptional (and faster) advantage amid the two.
The Bow Tie cast aloof alone a sixth bearing for its iconic beef car, bringing the commonly straight-line-oriented Camaro into the avant-garde era with new being to advice it about-face and stop, not to acknowledgment am autogenous with a little added adornment as well. Under the hood, the Camaro SS is packing all the firepower you’d apprehend from the nameplate, with as abundant as 455 horses and 455 pound-feet fabricated by a 6.2-liter V-8. If head-snapping dispatch is what you’re after, the Camaro has the goods.
Read our abounding analysis on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
While not yet confirmed, a next-gen Mazda RX sports car would accomplish for a absurd adversary to the next-gen Silvia. Like Mazda RXs of old, the new one would appear able with a low centermost of gravity, 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution, actual little barrier weight, and best abeyance tuning, creating a RWD sports car that could adhere with the best of ‘em, accustomed abundant corners. Don’t balloon the triangular Wankel agent and adorable attractive Mazda styling, as well.
Read our abounding abstract analysis on the 2019 Mazda RX-7.
Based on what came afore it, we anticipate now is a absurd time for Nissan to animate the Silvia nameplate. The cast already has the appropriate mix of driver sedans and crossovers, and the GT-R is a acceptable aura agent to aback its achievement claims. However, what Nissan absolutely needs is a beginning face that’s attainable to added enthusiasts, abnormally because the success of failing RWD coupes like the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86.
Granted, the BRZ/86 twins are lower on the appraisement pyramid than what we’ve laid out here, but that’s area a new, beneath big-ticket Z comes into play. We already apperceive Nissan is in that appropriate anatomy of mind, because concepts like the contempo IDx. The point is this – we anticipate the appeal is there. Nissan aloof needs to accompany the goods.
The Silvia is accepted as Nissan’s band of adventurous coupes, with a connected history and several ancestors absorbed to the nameplate. As a lightweight, front-engine, RWD two-door with a ton of ability potential, the Silvia is able-bodied ill-fitted to a array of motorsport activities. Chief amid these is drifting, but touge antagonism and ambit antagonism are additionally aerial on the list. The car additionally appeared in the accepted Initial D activated show, which helped it abound acquaintance and agreeableness amid enthusiasts.
The Nissan Silvia was produced amid 1964 and 1968, followed by a lengthier additional run amid 1974 and 2002. Nissan aboriginal pulled the bedding on the archetypal in 1964, introducing it as the Datsun Auto 1500 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The accepted name “Silvia,” however, was taken from Sylvia, which is a accurate brand allocation for a affectionate of bird, best acceptable acclimated as a assiduity from antecedent Nissan allotment structures like the Nissan Bluebird. At the time, the Datsun 1500 Auto came able with a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder authoritative upwards of 96 horsepower.
Nissan brought the S10 to the North American bazaar with a beyond 2.0-liter engine. Stateside, the Silvia was dubbed the 200SX, a appellation it would backpack for decades afterwards.
As a chase up to the first-generation vehicle, Nissan alien the abutting Silvia, additionally accepted as the S10, in the mid-‘70s. Offered with a two-door fastback anatomy style, the S10 was originally alone awash in Japan, able with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the aforementioned agglomeration acclimated in the Datsun 610 and Bluebird 180B. Later, Nissan brought the S10 to the North American market, gracing it with a beyond 2.0-liter engine. Stateside, the Silvia was dubbed the Datsun 200SX, a appellation it would backpack for decades afterwards.
Following the S10 was the S110, alien in the backward ‘70s with both a two-door auto and three-door auto anatomy style. Interestingly, the S110 was originally advised to board a rotary powerplant, but was revamped afterwards with a acceptable agent agent afterwards believability of the Wankel advantage became a concern.
Once again, the S110 was awash as the 200SX in North America at this time, and came with the Z20 inline four-cylinder for buyers in California, and a abstracted 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder throughout the blow of the country. Peak achievement was rated at 100 horsepower, which was baffled through either a five-speed chiral or a three-speed automated gearbox.
With the accession of the ‘80s came the S12, fabricated amid 1983 and 1988 and offered as either a two-door auto or three-door auto configuration.
With the accession of the ‘80s came the S12, fabricated amid 1983 and 1988 and offered as either a two-door auto or three-door auto configuration. The 200SX nameplate connected on in the U.S., but agent options broadcast to board a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 1.8-liter turbo engine, and a 3.0-liter V-6.
Finally, in 1989, Nissan alien the S13, a archetypal that’s added calmly accustomed as a Silvia today. At the time, the S13 was awash as the 180SX and 240SX in North America, and was offered in a array of anatomy styles, including a two-door coupe, a two-door convertible, and a two-door hatchback.
The S13 was additionally one of the aboriginal models to get Nissan’s multi-link rear suspension, added an avant-garde four-wheel council system, contrarily accepted as HICAS-II. Some models alike got a viscous-type bound blooper cogwheel for added anchor off the corners. Initially able with the artlessly aspirated CA18DE and turbochargedCA18DET, both engines plucked from the S12, the S13 after got the admirable SR20DE and SR20DET powerplants so generally associated with the nameplate.
As a backup for the S13, Nissan alien the S14 in 1994 for the U.S. market.
As a backup for the S13, Nissan alien the S14 in 1994 for the U.S. market. With a best wheelbase and added track, the S14 offered incremental improvements in agreement of handling, while the SR20 agent got added ability acknowledgment to new cam timing and a bigger turbo. The administration was adapted as well, with added angles as compared to the boxier S13.
It was about this time that enthusiasts began creating an amalgamation of the S13 180SX and Silvia, a mash-up that came to be accepted as the “Sileighty.”
The final Sivlia was the S15, alien in 1999. Ability got a ample increase, with up to 250 application fabricated acknowledgment to a ball-bearing turbo and new agent tuning. Meanwhile, the non-turbo S15 fabricated 165 horsepower. The Silvia additionally got a acceptable cardinal of administration updates as well, giving it a abundant added sleek-looking appearance.
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