2021 Nissan Silvia S16, Comeback, Rumors, Specs


The famous sports car has been out of production for decades, but car enthusiasts will go crazy on any news or rumor about the possible redesign. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to see all those reports that suggest a comeback of this model, which could happen already in the next year. Many reports suggest that the comeback model would come as the 2021 Nissan Silvia. It would come with lots of new design solutions and technologies, but we are also pretty sure that the new model would stick to base design characteristics that are trademarks for the nameplate.

This mix should make the new model both fast and practical, which seems like an obvious advantage compared to most sports cars today. Still, keep in mind that everything you’re going to read in this article is based on rumors and unofficial reports. We are still waiting to hear something from the officials.

2021 Nissan Silvia

2021 Nissan Silvia Redesign

When it comes to the base design characteristics, there are many things that come to mind, but the platform is definitely the platform. The CMF architecture, which is used for most new models, doesn’t seem like a good fit for a sports car, while the good-old FM platform definitely shows its age and can’t stand any more updates. Therefore, there is a big chance to see a completely new architecture. It would be modular and suitable for different layouts.

Therefore, we presume it would underprint the next generations of GT-R and Z Car. In this particular case, we expect no surprises. The 2021 Nissan Silvia should come in a typical FR layout, with front engine and rear-wheel drive. We count on a typical coupe design, but two comfortable rows of seats, which should make the car not just great in terms of performances, but also in terms of the comfort and practicality as well.

Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior design, it is still early to talk about details. The new 2021 Nissan Silvia is still just a rumor, so it’s hard to say anything more precise about the new look. At this point, we can say that the new model is about to come with a coupe design, in the same manner as its predecessors. The previous generations have always been characterized by a lot of distinctive details, so we may expect to see similar things from the new model as well. Still, the base styling should have a lot in common with the rest of the lineup and the new design language should be followed in some portions at least.

Nissan Silvia Grille

Also with less power, the 2021 Nissan Silvia should be notably bigger than the next-generation Z Car. The overall dimensions should go somewhere between compact and mid-size standards, according to most rumors.


The interior design is still a big mystery but we can speculate about the most basic things. First of all, it seems pretty certain that we are about to see a 2-door, 2+2 coupe, which will feature a quite comfortable cabin, practical for everyday use. Also, we count on quite generous cargo space.

On the other side, the 2021 Nissan Silvia should accentuate its sporty character on the inside as well. At this point, it is still early to talk about details, but we may presume the new model would come to a driver-oriented dashboard design, full of details that will emphasize its performances.

2021 Nissan Silvia Engine

Although bigger than the Z Car, the new 2021 Nissan Silvia won’t offer such a level of performance. We are pretty sure that the new model will stick to its traditions. That means that we expect to see a turbo-four engine under the hood. Nissan already has an engine that would be a perfect fit for the new sports car. It is a new 2.0-liter engine with variable compression, which already debuted in some of Nissan’s models. Of course, we presume it would be slightly tuned for this occasion. So, we would see a max output of around 300 horsepower. Also, we count on a manual gearbox in the offer.

2021 Nissan Silvia Concept

2021 Nissan Silvia Release Date and Price

The 2021 Nissan Silvia is just a rumor at the moment, so its arrival is still under question, despite that some reports suggest it could hit the market already in the next year. If it ever comes, we presume that base models would go around 35-40.000 dollars.


  1. Well well, so it is a thing. The only question here is if for whatever reason the GT-R R36 never resonates (Nissan said it’d take a while more than expected), is it so that the S16 can be slotted as top sports car and have a similar engine tune up like the GT500-spec 4 cyl (production friendly of course) or a better course of cyl direction?


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