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    S16 concept?

    After the successful launch of the R35, will Nissan bring back the S16?





    In the pic's Japanese, it says: "Nissan Silvia successor model"
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    Ive heard rumours of another turbo FR sports coupe from Nissan, probably whats been linked to the Silvia family. I think Nissan have been keeping as much under wraps as possible so as not to overshadow the launch of the GT-R in anyway.

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    I am abit sceptical as the SR20DET is doomed due to OBD VI emissions control requirement in EU and North America.

    Besides, it is the Japs that love the high reving 2.0 litre turbo in-line 4 motor such as 4G63, 3S GT-E and SR20DET...all legendary hiper reving motors that have a weight advantage I think the Brits can understand (coming from Lotus lightweight concept)....the rest of the world wishes to please the Yanks with the hunger for displacement!

    Therefore the VQ30DE was born then it evolved into VQ35DE and finally VR38DETT....big heavy, slow reving motor.

    So from Murano to Tena to Skyline to 350Z to...GTR, all running the VQ family motor. I love the VQ35DE in my murano....but it would kill me to think about slugging it in my S15!

    i really don see the S16 having anything decent to power it iwhich the lightweight FR concept of the S13, S14 and S15 had.

    We will see!

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    Yep, i reckon your right. The US market is where the money is so its where they need to please. I have a feeling that the car you showed may be the new lightweight(er) FR coupe concept based on the 350Z not the Silvia. More than likely a V6 again as they are better for emissions.

    I think the rumours about the S16 are unfounded imo, and to be honest wouldnt it be better owning the last model of a successfull series of sports cars ?

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    I did hear rumplings on this a little while back about a turbo charged, rear drive 4-pot coupe for around ?18K. And no it's not based on the S platform, but the FM platform same as the 350Z. They won't bring back the S platform as the engine is too far forward. FM stands for front midships (front, mid-engined).

    If this is true, which i think it may be, them i'm getting excited.
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    Top concept drawing looks horrible & any designs I've seen bar one have all looked like a mini-Z. Sure why would you bother with something smaller when your only alternative with Nissan is to buy a Z which is a 2-seater anyway?! If they brought the SX/Silvia line back I'd hope they'd have the good sense to make it a 4-seater middleweight coup? again, regardless of the engine-type.

    These are the only info bits I've got on it:
    http://www.7tune.com/?p=70
    http://www.7tune.com/?p=92

    And pics:









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    Quote Originally Posted by JEZ 8553 View Post
    Yep, i reckon your right. The US market is where the money is so its where they need to please. I have a feeling that the car you showed may be the new lightweight(er) FR coupe concept based on the 350Z not the Silvia. More than likely a V6 again as they are better for emissions.

    I think the rumours about the S16 are unfounded imo, and to be honest wouldnt it be better owning the last model of a successfull series of sports cars ?
    If the US market is where the money is then why did Nissan not try and release the S15 in the US then? Or atleast alter its spec to suit the american market? It's not like they altered the entire chassis!!!

    Could it maybe, be more to do with Silbeers idea of that the emissions on the SR20DET and also many other Japanese turbo models are becoming too high for the relevant green markets (EU/North America). Therefore manufacturers are going for bigger displacement, naturally aspirated, less reving motors which in day to day driving put out less emissions???

    For example the new 335i BMW engine which is a 3.0Litre Twin Turbo petrol engine only puts out 300bhp. The engine has been flammed in many German car enthusiast board for being ****e. Like all european turbo model cars the manufacturers have limited the boost to help achieve EU restrictions on emissions.

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    I hope they make an s16. Let's be honest, other than the R35, there is nothing out there that is much chop. I think the 350z just looks overweight.
    I hope that no matter what engine they use, it would still stay true to the silvia theme.

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    Whatever Nissan will call it, I just ask for the following healthy diet ingredients:

    1. FR chassis < 1300kg
    2. 55:45 F/R weight distribution
    3. High reving, turbo charged engine that weights less than 300kg
    4. Long bonnet slopy tail coupe
    5. reasonable price < JPY5million (so more will be sold and translates to more aftermarket parts will be available later)

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    ...and affordable too especially in countries that has high protection barrier on CBUs.

    Part of the attraction of the Silvias has been a choiced weapon in the drift events. You cant miss a "S" car in any drift event the world over... and a sexy one too.

    Having observed Ghosn's lead to standardised common architectures in multiple platform for economies of scale, its obvious the VQ is staying for a while.

    Thinking about a VQ20VETT in a S16 is already making my pants wet.

    If this is so, I can imagine in another 10 years or so, the V6s could very well be a hot motor for after-market mods to support since it is found in many of Nissan's top models coupled with Nissan's keen involvement in motorsports.

    ...as it is, the S16 will remain but a wish.
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