The premiere episode of ‘Auto Aficionado’ features a classic bit of JDM goodness, a RHD straight from Japan Nissan 180SX. This is the sister model to the 240SX that we got over here in Canada, and this particular car is owned by professional drift racer Paul Nigro from Grassroots Performance.
Demand for rear-wheel drive ‘drift’ cars has pushed Nissan SX and Silvia values to another level. Those that have been converted for track use have also made cars without a raft of competition mods quite difficult to source and more expensive. Find a factory-stock 200SX or S15 Silvia and you could be paying $40,000, while even an early 180SX will cost $25,000 or twice what they were making just three years ago.
We’ve seen many drift cars of the world, fastest and efficient cars in our record, so it’d be unjust to forget one of the best of all – the Nissan Silvia S13. Nissan Silvia s13 is available in 2 body shapes, the S13 Silvia (a 2 door car with trunk and projector headlights) was produced from 1988 to 1993.
Further, the 180SX (a 2 door car with hatchback and popup headlights) was made from 1989 to 1998.In spite of the fact that the body styles of Nissan Silvia vary essentially from its other models but the frame, motor, suspension, and mechanicals were the equivalent.
Importable models are the SR20DET 2,000cc turbo variation just from 1991 – 1997. This model was accessible in an auto or 5-speed manual. The S13 frame base is powerful to such an extent that today it is considered as one of the most favorite cars since its beginning. However, it is favorite for its top execution and performance in drifting and street enthusiasts both at the same.
Nissan Silvia s13 was awarded as the car of the year in Japan in 1989 – 1988. Both the S13 and the S14 are utilized for the same thing, drifting. However, s14 has a stiffer engine and a great suspension. Further, if you like to tinker with suspension and body stuff an S13 is extraordinary, you’ll additionally spare a few hundred pounds by selecting the S13.
Comparing s13 and s14:
The S13 model of Nissan Silvia came in two basic forms that include a coupe and a hatchback. In some places, the S13 car was known as the “Silvia” and accompanied a completely unique front clip. The flip-up headlights were further exchanged with long, horizontal, stationary headlights. The taillights were additionally added with better-looking ones.
However, the S14 came only in a coupe. Further, a few places abroad the S14 accompanied an alternate front end and different tail lights. All the overseas models had a lot more sharped and had more precise headlights, the taillights were replaced as well.
The S13 has a slight lead when talking about the working of the engine swaps. Both the S13 and S14 cases have swaps packs for the RB, JZ, UZ, SR, VH, VQ, and LS engine family. Moreover, the S13’s suspension can undoubtedly acknowledge the R33 cross-part, making the RB engine series an immediate jolt in option.
The S14 requires an aftermarket swap pack to utilize an RB engine. The motor that you will discover in the engine of an S13 or S14 will fluctuate incredibly relying upon where you live. Be that as it may, here in the US both the S13 and the S14 accompanied the KA24DE. There is no such difference between the S13’s KA and the S14’s KA other than OBDII for the S14.
You can see, hear, and feel what makes this car special in the latest episode of ‘Auto Aficionado’ here: https://youtu.be/ohc7crmaZV8