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Nissan Silvia (S13)

 

Nissan Silvia (S13)

Nissan Silvia (S13) Japanese Sports Cars

Nissan Silvia (S13)

The Nissan Silvia S13 was produced from 1988 to 1994. It appeared in 1988 to immediate acclaim. This was mostly due to the styling, as a good looking coupe body was something not so common at the time. The drive quality was the next factor, as its rear-wheel drive ensured a light and sporty drive.

 

The engine initially was  a 1.8-liter CA18 and it was later replaced by a bigger 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC SR20. The top-of-the-range Nissan Silvia S13 K’s featured a turbocharged SR20 that produced 172hp and 166.3 lb-ft of torque while the Q’s / J’s featured an NA SR20DE delivering 133hp / 117.1 lb-ft.

 

Its relatively light weight of 2,470 lb (K’s version) and the 172hp engine combined to give a pleasurable sensation of acceleration, and a nippy drive. Also, its light steering and nimble handling meant that anyone could easily enjoy driving it, making it an ideal car for beginners.

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