Nissan Silvia
aka Nissan Silvia Varietta
Nissan 180SX
Production 1964-1968


Class Sports car
Body Style 2 dr Coupe
3 dr Liftback(180SX)
2 dr Convertible
Length 4445 mm
Width 1695 mm
Height 1285 mm
Wheelbase 2525 mm
Weight 1330 kg
Transmission 6 speed Manual, RWD
Engine 2.0 litre 4 cylinder DOHC
2.0 litre 4 cylinder DOHC Turbo
Power Naturally Aspirated
162 bhp @ 6400 rpm
19.60 kgf.m @ 4800 rpm

246 bhp @ 6400 rpm
28.00 kgf.m @ 4800 rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Nissan Silvia is the name given to a series of Nissan sport coupes that has roots going back to 1964. Aside from a few models, nearly every Silvia has been based on a version of the Nissan S platform. The more recent Silvias have become popular race cars in the sport of drifting.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Nissan Silvia Review.

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Seventh Generation (1999–2002)Edit

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First Generation/Origins (1964–1968)Edit

See also Nissan CSP311 for more information
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The first Nissan Silvia was a small, two-seat sports coupe based on the Nissan Fairlady chasis. The vehicle was styled by Albrecht Goertz and was hand assembled with only 554 vehicles being made. The majority of the cars remained in Japan, but about 49 were shipped to Australia where the car was called the "Nissan 1600 Sports Coupe". The high prices due to hand assembly made the CSP311 the most expensive Nissan at the time and more expensive than a Lotus Elan. It is believed that the slow assembly and high prices prevented the car from achieving large sales numbers, althoug it has been suggested that Nissan never intended to sell many Silvias.


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