Ever since the S15 Silvia was discontinued back in the early 2000s, people have been wondering when – if ever – Nissan would release a new version of its popular rear-drive coupe. The recent excitement over the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ has only heightened anticipation for a Silvia revival. Well if early reports are true, we just might be seeing a new Silvia (or at least a spiritual successor to it) next month at the Tokyo Motor Show.
According to an article from What Car? , Nissan is planning to show two sports car concepts in Tokyo, one of which will be their answer to the 86 and BRZ. The car will apparently be close to production spec, and may be powered by the 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder from the Nissan Juke Nismo. Styling will be inspired by one of Nissan’s models from the past, although they haven’t said anything other than it’s not the Fairlady Z. If reaction is positive, the car is likely to see production.
We will have to wait for the big show to see what really appears, but it’s hard not be excited by this.