Nissan Silvia S16 Looks Like It’s Out for Some Real Coupe Sportscar Blood

Nissan Silvia S16 rendering 6 photos
Photo: grandportraitauto and robin_zoto on Instagram
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While the world’s waiting for Nissan to give Silvia another chance and bring the S16 to the market, concept designers out there come up with their own proposals on how the new car should look every once in a while.
This is the case of the set of renderings created and shared on Instagram by designers grandportraitauto and robin_zoto. Envisioning the new Nissan Silvia S16, the digital artwork proposes much more aggressive styling for the new iteration, along with a lowered body that pushes the coupe closer to supercar territory.

While it’s unlikely to see Nissan go so far in terms of looks for the new Silvia, the coupe truly deserves a design that better expresses its appetite for high performance.

The first Nissan Silvia, also known as CSP311, debuted no less than 56 years ago at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show. Also called Datsun 1600 Coupe, the first model counted only 554 units produced between 1965 and 1968, so it’s obviously incredibly difficult to find one in mint condition these days.

The original coupe was powered by Nissan’s R Series 1.6-liter engine developing 96 horsepower.

The Silvia officially showed up with this name in 1975 when Nissan started the manufacturing of the S10 at the Zama Plant in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Based on the Nissan S platform, the Silvia this time came with two different engines, depending on the region where it was sold.

Japanese buyers could get the car with a 1.8-liter engine, while in the United States, the Silvia was offered with a 2.0-liter powerplant.

The last Silvia saw the daylight in January 1999 as the S15, coming not only as a coupe, but also as a 2-door convertible. Also manufactured in Japan, the car was offered with a choice of two engines, both of them 2.0-liter units, but only one featuring a turbo system.

The production was eventually stopped in August 2002 when Nissan also abandoned the entire S platform.

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