Having a Silvia Spec R S15 as one of our own company cars, these are cars we understand - increasingly more as we continue to tune the SR20 (DET) engine and explore the delightful handling characteristics of the Spec R. This example is an Aero version, complete with Factory option aisde skirts & a rear spoiler with intergated brake light. Spec includes: Dual SRS Airbags, Climate Control A/C, PAS, ABS, Electric windows (Auto up/down on drivers side), Electrically controlled door mirrors with retract mode, remote central locking. Original fitted mats. HID headlamps with height adjusment. Optional factory driving lights. An Panasonic Crystal Cobra Audio system provides 200W of power with a CD//MD/Radio, complete with digital graphic equaliser and fold out speaker. Note the small meter that is located beneath the auxilliary speaker. Access to the CD & MD slots is electric, of course. This unit worth around £750 new is supplied with this car free of charge. Wheels are as new and unmarked 17" OZ Racing 5 Spoke lightweight forged items. Tyres are in good condition (See pictures). Modifications include Nismo uprated suspension springs and dampers, lowering the ride slightly and improving both looks and handling. This suspension set up gives great performance whilst maintaining a comfortable ride, unlike many after mkt. rock hard suspension systems found on this sort of model.
Performance wise the SR20DET (250BHP in Standard Form) has a Nismo free flowing stainless steel exhaust system (Catalyst Back). It is louder than std, although not excessive. The original catalyst is retained. A Blitz induction kit is fitted to improve breathing, also giving a deep induction roar at full throttle. A Turbo Timer is also fitted to allow the turbo to cool effectively after a spirited drive, preventing premature turbo wear. Aside from these and the suspension, exhaust and induction kit - the car is in standard condition throughout, having never been abused throughout it's life.
The S15 is a substantially improved car than the S14a in many ways, as follows:
1) Steering system stiffness has been increased to provide improved steering feel.
2) The front strut suspension and rear multi-link suspension has been carried over to the S15 Silvia.
3)Strengthening the upper member of the hood structure and adding reinforcements to rear pillars has increased body stiffness.
4)The Silvia spec-R series is fitted with ventilated front disc brakes with opposed 4-piston calipers, highly responsive ABS and a larger brake booster.
5)The driving position has been ergonomically designed to allow quicker execution of driving controls and to provide a seating posture for minimal fatigue during driving.
6)The instrumentation is laid out with a large size tachometer positioned in the center of the cluster.
7)The Spec-R also comes with titanium-look instrument finishers and a 52mm boost pressure gauge is attached to the driver's side front pillar.
The engine (SR20 (DET) is an extremely tough unit that can withstand 400 bhp before internals need to be uprated at all. For tuning, ask us how! (www.neweraparts.com)
The auction grade of this example is 4 (Auction sheet is available) As you'll see from the picture of the sheet, the car's in excellent condition. Most Silvias have been crash repaired - not this one! This example has clearly been carefully cherished. It's in outstanding condition. Underneath, it's also like new. The only minor fault are some small stone chips to the bonnet and a small scratch that's been touched inon the passenger side. These will be repaired as part of the UK preparation and are described for the purpose of providing an accurate report. Signs clearly show of this Silvia having been regularly serviced and well maintained. It would appear this car spent most of it's driven life on Motorways cruising at legal speeds in Japan, still at present retaining the standard speed limiter.
We test drove this Silvia for some considerable distance & it's clear to us this car was well looked after by the previous owner - judging by the tight feeling of the driving experience it gave. Feels tight, with no squeaks or rattles and handles much like our own S15, with a very direct and responsive feel to the steering, pedals, gearshift and chassis. Even with standard tune as far as boost is concerned, performance is strong from the 250 bhp this car gives as standard. Maximum std. boost is 0.5 Bar.. With a boost controller - this car can handle 1 bar of boost - giving around 330 bhp. Beyond this, it can run 1.3 Bar provided a metal head gasket is fitted and the ECU is upgraded to provide greater fueling. www.neweraparts.com can supply a Power FC unit complete with hand held controller for under £550 and injectors to upgrade from the current 480cc (std) units, to allow more boost. The turbos on these are able to take 1.3 bar. It's almost as if Nissan intended for these cars to be tuned, which is likely, judging from the following Silvias have in Japan!
Despite the motorway mileage this car has covered so far, it feels just like a new S15. The suspension is a good improvement over standard with the cornering 'wallow' dialed out. Handling on an S15 as standard is biased toward oversteer and sometimes difficult to catch, if unexpected. This example is tight and precise, very entertaining to drive!
In keeping with this car's condition, the interior has no faults at all to report, with no wear to seats, switches or carpets & mats. Please note that whilst photographing this car there was rain, so some of the shots of the interior show some marks on the seats - these are from rain drops!
With only a handful in the UK - an extremely exclusive and beautiful Sports Car. Including all OTR costs, E-SVA test, registration, MOT, minor paintwork as described, road tax (6 month's), 12 month's comprehensive Motorcare warranty and full valeting, OTR price: £12,390
Now shipped & Arriving 1st week of July. Expected to be ready to drive away from last week of July - to enjoy the height of summer with. A deposit of £1,000 secures this Silvia Spec-R!!
Please Contact us for full information on how you can reserve this car - or source an alternative.
Newera - Consistently recommended for supplying the best Japanese Imports. We are owners of an S15 prepared to high standard for drifting and street racing by ourselves- a testament to our knowledge and enthusism for these awesome Coupes!