as originally appeared in TPR Magazine: OCT/NOV 2005 Issue
Over the past decade, the Nissan Silvia has not only achieved cult status among Japanese tuners, but with enthusiasts worldwide. Some may wonder how this car has managed to separate itself from a sea of tuner friendly sport compacts. Perhaps it’s the four cylinder, sixteen valve, turbocharged SR20DET engine. Widely known as having almost unlimited potential, this workhorse gracefully produces 205hp right from the factory.
Maybe it’s the fact that the Silvia is a well balanced, front engine, rear wheel drive chassis, perfect for the competitive motor sports crowd. Those interested in further tuning, have a huge array of aftermarket options, where the parts bins are virtually overflowing with support in performance, suspension, and cosmetic upgrades. Offering some of the sexiest curves that Nissan has ever produced, it may just grab your attention all at once, the same way that it did for Dan Greenbank of San Diego CA. Continue reading