Japanese car mags run amok: Nissan Silvia revival to get Renault power
According to one of the publication's editors, a source at Nissan has suggested that the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe could benefit from the Nissan/Renault alliance and fitted with a 2.0-liter engine lifted from the French automaker. Speculation is that the 225 hp turbocharged four-pot powering the Renault Megane Sport could be mounted up front, sending power to the rear wheels on a modified Z platform. Not only would that keep production costs low, but the motor could be shoved far back into the firewall, making it a competent corner carver in the process.
Best Car expects the S16 Silvia to be priced between $18,000 and $21,000 if and when it goes on sale in 2010.
[Source: GT Channel]
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