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Zed oh six
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Rocket Punch said:
If you build it, they will buy: Nissan confirms Silvia's comeback in 2010



If the GT-R signifies Nissan's Innovation, the 350z signifies their heritage, then the Silvia (or the 240sx or the 200sx or the 180sx.....you know what I meant...) is the model that signifies their youth. Since the famous (relatively) low cost FR sport coupe ended production in August of 2002. Young drivers armed with a fresh license and too much Initial D anime + Option drifting videos, are all yelling and screaming like the AGK (Angry German Kid) on youtube, demanding the comeback of the FR icon.

Well kids, today is your lucky day....

Admist all the GT-R coverage dominating the media, It has been reported that the Nissan "Silvia" has been confirmed by both the CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn and Nissan's COO Toshiyuki Shiga, and will be making its comeback in 2010 with a price point between 2,000,000~2,500,000 JPY.

Obliviously there are on information at this point on its spec other than it will be a FR sport coupe utilizing the new "Z" platform and possibility powered by a Renault engine.

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Rocket Punch Auto Blog: If you build it, they will buy: Nissan confirms Silvia's comeback in 2010
 

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Red Beast
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Thats good to hear. Always liked the silvia. I hope it looks good and not how it looks in that rendering.
 

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I think the top picture in that link is disgusting. The headlights are just WRONG. The bottom two pictures actually look nice though.
 

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I don't think it looks that bad, but I don't think I'd ever own another Renault engine.
 

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I like the idea, but the outgoing moel was so much more aggressive looking :(
Have no fear! There will be "mean" looking body kits available for it in no time! :bigthumb:
 

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Kinda cool, but Ill wait 2 years to see what the final model looks like.
 

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Looks like there puttin out a car to battle the new genisis coupe from hyundai.

I hope it will be around the same price though, around 20k
 

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Looks like there puttin out a car to battle the new genisis coupe from hyundai.

I hope it will be around the same price though, around 20k

The article says it will be between 2,000,000 and 2,500,000 Yen, which I think is $18K-$20K.
 

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Well, the VQ35 is a Renault design, and it's done pretty well, so I figure they know a thing or two about engines nowadays.
Are you sure it is a Renault design? I can't find any evidence of that. Everywhere I've looked says that Renault has borrowed the engine from Nissan, and that the VQ is an evolution of the VG, which was designed and built by Nissan before Renault started buying shares. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I'd be very surprised if the VQ's design is froggy in origin.

The only Renault engine with which I have any experience is the CxJ, and it was miserable in terms of both performance and reliability. That experience has forever tainted my view of them. It was well priced, however.
 
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