With all the buzz about the upcoming Subaru/Toyota FR sports coupe, there hasn't been much talk about oft-rumored revival of the Nissan Silvia. The Silvia is basically the Ford Mustang of Japan, so naturally, the Japanese auto media is in a frenzy anticipating its return.
According to an article published recently on 7tune.com, the new car is likely to be of similar size to the old S15 model and should be offered with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged four cylinder engines. Power is estimated to range between 150 and 225hp depending on engine choice. As expected, the Silvia's pricing should put it in direct competition with Toyota/Subaru coupe.
Though Nissan has not offically announced any details for this car, top execs have hinted at the car's return in the past, and rumor has it they are speeding up development in response to the Subaru/Toyota car. I think with skyrocketing gas prices the market is ripe for lightweight, four cylinder sports cars like this. Infiniti recently announced they will building a competitor to the entry level BMW 1-series, and I thought that car might be the same or similar to the new Silvia, but details are still sketchy. I have also heard rumors that the 1-series fighter will be more of a crossover type vehicle, so I guess we will have to see what happens.
You can check the 7Tune article for more info on the possible new Silvia.
Now a question for you guys. If this car does make it into production, would you choose it over the Subaru/Toyota offering?