S15 Nissan Silvia
S15 Nissan Silvia
1999. 1 : NISSAN announced the release of the 7th generation of Silvia, the S15. The S15 is a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe, powered by Nissan's SR20DET; a 2.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with air-to-air intercooler that delivers a power output of 250 horsepower that results in a power-to-weight ration of less than 5Kg/PS. The S15 has a new 6-speed close-ratio gearbox for improved acceleration and features a specially tuned exhaust system characterized by a powerful sound at low engine speeds and a liner increase at high engine speeds.
Main features of the Silvia S15 :
Engine and drivetrain : The S15 Silvia Spec-R is powered by the SR20DET 2.0-litre, in-line-4 turbocharged engine with intercooler, with 250 horsepower and 28.0kg-m of torque (Manual Transmission). The S15 Silvia Spec-S is powered by the SR20DE 2.0-litre in-line-4 DOHC engine, which produces 165 horsepower and 19.6kg-m of torque (Manual Transmission).
Models powered by the SR20DET engine are fitted with a newly developed 6 speed manual transmission.
Steering system stiffness has been increased to provide improved steering feel. The front strut suspension and rear multi-link suspension has been carried over to the S15 Silvia. Strengthening the upper member of the hood structure and adding reinforcements to rear pillars has increased body stiffness.
Braking System : The Silvia spec-R series is fitted with ventilated front disc brakes with opposed 4-piston calipers, highly responsive ABS and a larger brake booster. Larger brake rotors and a larger brake boosters are also used on Spec-S.
Interior : The driving position has been ergonomically designed to allow
quicker execution of driving controls and to provide a seating posture
for minimal fatigue during driving. The instrumentation is laid out with
a large size tachometer positioned in the center of the cluster. The Spec-R
also comes with titanium-look instrument finishers and a 52mm boost pressure
gauge is attached to the driver's side front pillar. (The Spec-S Aero model
comes with an oil pressure gauge.)
Triple Safety Concept : The first is information safety for warning the driver of potential danger, the second is control safety for assisting the driver in avoiding potential danger, and the third is impact safety for helping reduce injury in the event of an accident.
2000. 7 : AUTECH announced that it releases the Silvia Convertible Varietta.
The Silvia Convertible Varietta comes with the first fully opening power
metal top to be featured on a domestic convertible. The top raises and
lowers in about 20 seconds, driven by an electric motor that is operated
by an instrument panel switch. The Silvia Convertible Varietta adopts 2+2
interior packaging with comfortable seating for 4 passengers.
2000.10 : The L-package and the Type-B are added to the Silvia line-up. The L-package includes exclusive interior features (under instrument panel, vent grille, silver meter, inside door handle, shift finisher, and aluminium pedals) for silver/silver colour scheme and black/silver leather seats to create a sporty interior ambience. It also comes with remote control entry system and fog lamps. The Type-B is a custom base model.
2002. 1 : The V-package is introduced. The V-package models are based on the Spec-R/Spec-S featuring exclusive front seats, 1DIN type MD/CD player, privacy glass, and High Intensity (H.I.D.) Xenon headlights.
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