The Nissan Silvia S14 (also known as 240SX) was presented in 1993 and was sold together with its predecessor for nearly five years before completely replacing it. Following the philosophy of its predecessor, the S14 is a midsize coupe (4,52 x 1,72 meters, almost identical to the S13) sporty and light (less than 1300 kilos). Outwardly, the car maintains its typical flattened nose but has more sinuous lines. Of this design, Nissan has also created an “Aero” version, which features a more optimized aerodynamic profile. The interior is simple; certainly much more valued for sportiness than functionality, but the good quality of the finishes is appreciable. The basic version, the one with the 160HP naturally aspirated SR20DE engine derived from the S13, is very rare to find as it is produced only in Japan under the name of “Silvia K’s”. The turbo version (SR20DET) of this engine, derived from the S13 too, was instead available for both the Asian market (217HP) and the European one (slightly weakened to 200HP). In America, the only version available is the KA24DE. The KA24DE has a performance similar to that of the European SR20DET. In 1994, the sports division of Nissan (NISMO) produced the special edition “270R” in just 50 units. Thanks to many specific technical improvements, the 270R is so powerful and light that it develops a power of 270HP and reaches 270km/h of maximum speed. In 1996 the Silvia S14 was subject to a restyling in which the external headlights, both rear and front, were darkened to add aggressiveness and originality to the design. The Silvia S14 was discontinued in 1999. In the same year, the production of the S15 began.
🏎️ Nissan Silvia S14
🛠️ “SR20DET” 2.0i 16V Turbo 265NM 200HP
💨 7,3 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
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