The Nissan Silvia is one among the very first coupes made by the Nissan Motor Corporation under the S platform. The Silvia car model has also shared its chassis with other Nissan cars and because the vehicle does not have interchangeable chassis codes, the name was not changed.
Nissan has finally stopped its production of the S platform in 2002 and started the Silvia S15-series as its final variant.
If you can recall, last September of this year, the Japanese carmaker has released a report to an unnamed magazine that they are building a new 4-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive, and turbo sports coupe. The net has been very evidential in terms of this as they revealed new photos of the said car as the test mule FM chassis. The car appeared to be the test mule FM chassis which was heavily chopped and welded back together. However, the mule was seen to be a little shorter than the FM chassis - it is somewhat like the normal 350Z and resembles what appears to be like a much smaller hatchback hybrid.
The absence of the famous Nissan Silvia in the market has marked the fame of the GTR after it will be released to the markets all over the world. It will follow the success made by Nissan’s FM chassis and the market is once again ready for an affordable, turbo, rear drive sports car. Wikipedia says, “The new iteration of the Silvia is rumored to be priced in a very affordable range of 21,000 to 23,000 USD and will be available as soon as 2010.”