Japanese sports cars were dominating a couple of decades ago and it’s time to bring back those days of glory. Let’s presume that these words are in heads of Nissan’s management when they are considering the famous nameplate and its comeback. The Silvia has been out of production for many years, but it is still in heads of many car enthusiasts. There’s no doubt that the new model would bring a lot of attention. So, it’s no wonder that many reports are speculating about a possible comeback. According to these reports, the 2021 Nissan Silvia would fill up the lineup of sports cars, which currently consist of two quite outdated models, GT-R and 370Z.
The new model would sit between these two in terms of size and price but would come with completely new design philosophy, with notable differences. The same reports suggest that the new model could come already in the next year.
2021 Nissan Silvia Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the first things that come to mind are the platform. The new model will be codenamed S16 and will probably see a new architecture for this occasion. Details are still unavailable, but we presume that the new 2021 Nissan Silvia would stick to a proven formula. This would mean a typical FR layout, with the engine at the front and rear-wheel drive.
This is something that characterizes previous generations, so we have no reason to believe that things will be different in the future. The new model will be designed to combine sports performances and everyday practicality, so sound not just on a powerful engine, but also on a spacious cabin and a full load of standard equipment. A turbo-four engine is a certain thing.
Of course, the exterior design will be in the focus of the 2021 Nissan Silvia. We count on a pretty distinctive design, something that will combine design elements of regular passenger cars with the model’s distinctive details. We don’t expect a completely distinctive appearance like it’s the case with the GT-R or 370Z, but rather some kind of a fusion with models like Altima, which would make this car not just a good performer, but also a practical vehicle.
Therefore, the 2021 Nissan Silvia will be a quite large vehicle. We expect notably bigger dimensions compared to the Z car, something that will be on par with mid-size cars. Of course, the new aesthetics would include Silvia’s famous lighting badge, while we also hope for a huge rear spoiler, which has been a trademark of this model for decades. The company’s familiar V-Motion grille is also expected.
2021 Nissan Silvia Interior
When it comes to interior design, it is still early to talk about anything more precise, considering that the new 2021 Nissan Silvia is still just a rumor. Still, we may presume that the new model would come with a lot of practicality in mind. Therefore, the first thing that comes to mind is two rows of seats, with a relatively generous amount of legroom. A quite large cargo area is also expected. Naturally, we also count on a full load of standard equipment, including lots of tech goodies and advanced safety systems.
On the other side, the dashboard is still a bit of a mystery. We do expect a lot of similarities with the rest of the lineup. Still, a lot of distinctive design solutions are expected as well. This particularly refers to those typical sporty details, such as steering wheel, trim, pedals, sports seats and similar things. More details should be known in the future.
2021 Nissan Silvia Engine
The 2021 Nissan Silvia would be notably bigger than the new version of the Z car, but wouldn’t be as capable in terms of performances. This one would be designed to be more practical for the everyday ride. Therefore, we have no doubt that the new model will stick to tradition. This means a turbo-four engine under the hood. A great thing is that Nissan has recently developed a new engine, which seems like a perfect match for this sports car. Of course, we are talking about a new 2.0-liter turbo-four, with a variable compression ratio. Of course, we would see a slight power boost for this occasion. So, a max power would probably go around 300 horsepower if we can rely on the latest reports. The power would be sent to rear wheels, while we also count on a manual transmission to be offered at least as an option.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 Nissan Silvia is still just a rumor and despite the numerous reports that suggest its arrival already for the next year, the fact is that there is still no word from the manufacturer. Therefore, take this article with a reserve. If the new model arrives, we presume that the base price would go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.