View Full Version : was the sil-eighty an actual production car?

08-31-2002, 11:29 PM
did nissan ever roll the sil-eighty off the production line like so?  or was the sil-eighty only a aftermarket thing?  i visited www.jspec.com and the pic on the home page showed a lil photo about the sil-eighty being limited production to 500 is that true or it's just fuckin w/ me?

08-31-2002, 11:33 PM
Yup it was limited (VERY limited) edition car. &nbsp;Pretty lil thing <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> &nbsp;One of the most sought after japanese collector's cars.

08-31-2002, 11:55 PM
Yea it was in production, but I only found out after playing TXR 2. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':hehe:'>

09-01-2002, 12:04 AM
Now was the onevia a production car in japan as well, because I think I heard that too? I knew about the sil-80 already...

09-01-2002, 01:45 AM
AFAIK, the one-via was NOT a production car in Japan. :thmbsup:

09-01-2002, 12:19 PM
"...in Japan people kept smashing the front ends of their 180SXs when they were drifting... into mountains or whatever. simply put, the S13 Silvia front end was cheaper than a 180SX front so they put the Silvia fronts on as a temporary fix. this caused a craze in Japan and it was basically the look in Japan for young people. Nissan had been observing that many of their 180's have been going around with Silvia fronts, and (for an unknown reason) they built a hybrid and released it in 1994. this hybrid was known as the "SIL-EIGHTY", which is exterior-wise just a PS13 with an S13 front end. changes went further though, with changes to camshafts and the ECU, which gave roughly 16~18Kw more (not sure about how much more torque) than both the Silvia and 180SX. also, the suspension was tweaked for drifting purposes. Genuine Sil-eighty's are snap-tail happy, given too much power thru a corner will result in a drift, maybe a spin if you try too hard... Nissan only made about 400 genuine and documented examples, just about all were snapped up upon their release. now at auctions they apparently go for as much as immaculate R32 skyline GT-Rs"

got this off http://www.emergent.com.au/200sx/faq_1.html

09-01-2002, 01:31 PM
I think this should definitely be FAQ'd.