Nissan Silvia

Japan saw a new version of Silvia: S15 JDM Car in 1999. The S15 Silvia has updated the previous Silvia design to keep up with the trends in modern automotive design, with aggressive styling on the inside and outside. The body size was reduced from the previous generation to match the compact class of the Japanese government, which affected the sales of the previous model. 

There are 2 Different Versions of the Silvia:

Models in S15 Of JDM Car:

The S15 Silvia model series was initially simplified to Spec-S and Spec-R. Both models offer an “aero” variant with a large rear wing and side skirts / balance.


 The SpecR differs from previous Silvia models in that it has a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The SpecR also included significant chassis and suspension enhancements with the use of larger anti-roll bars and strut braces. The S15 had the same 4-piston front calipers as the Z32 300ZX, but included a larger brake booster.


SpecS was combined with a 5-speed manual transmission (in addition to the 4-speed automatic available on both SpecS and SpecR). There was no additional chassis support for SpecR. It has a 4-piston brake caliper and a slightly smaller brake booster on the front. The Spec S only came with an open differential.

Export Market:

The Australian SpecS model had the same screw differentials, chassis brace and 6-speed manual transmission as the SpecR model on the Australian market. This generation of Silvia was sold only in Japan, Australia and New Zealand, but in most other countries it was sold as an imported car.In the Australian Market (AUM), the S15 is sold in two trim levels as described above. However, although both SpecS and SpecR were equipped with the SR20DET engine, they were slightly detuned from the JDM Spec car. The Nissan S15 was never officially sold in Australia or New Zealand with a naturally aspirated SR20DE engine. These two models were available in the Nissan showroom until the announcement of the Nissan 200SX GT in 2002, the last year of S15 production. So the main differences here were the silver shadow chrome wheels, the chrome inner door handles, the chrome shifter bezel, the “sports” metal pedal set, and the updated larger rear wing.

As of August 2002, Nissan stopped production of the S platform, with the S15 series Nissan Silvia being the last variation. Silvia’s production ended in Nissan’s efforts to miniaturize myriad platforms. Therefore, the S15 Silvia was the last car to carry the Silvia badge. Nissan’s global sports car platform is now the FM platform, supporting the current Fairlady Z (350 / 370Z outside Japan) and the Nissan Skyline as of 2001 (Infiniti G35 / 37 in North America).

Engine Specifications:

During the entire production period of the R33, lights and body kits of various designs were installed and the actual body / chassis remained unchanged. Spec 2 appearance changes include headlights that taper towards the grille and have upgraded reflectors, grille (which was longer in Spec 1), and leading edge shapes to accommodate the new headlights. Includes modified hood. The adapting front bumper is slightly reshaped to adapt to the bottom edge of the new headlights. Models after Spec 2 also had the option to install an Active LSD.

Production of the R33 was discontinued in February 1998, celebrating the 340th anniversary of the R33. Although earlier R32 models were well certified, R32 was definitely suffering from lifting and equilibrium questions. Together with that, Nissan, such as other Japanese companies, has been strictly restricted to improve performance. So Nissan had to fight with all these areas, so a sophisticated strength program was created.

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