|Nissan SILVIA (CSP311) '65|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||88 BHP|
|Performance Points||317 PP|
|Top Speed||173 kilometres per hour (107 mph)|
|Weight||980 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||11.14 kg (24.6 lb) per horsepower|
"A specialty coupé that was ahead of its time, with a style that was unlike any other Japanese car."
In the 1960's when new styles and tastes from the west were flowing into Japan, the Silvia was a car that came out of Nissan's efforts to make a "Fashionable Personal Coupe". As can be guessed from its model number CSP311, it shared the engine, frame and suspension from the Fairlady 1600 sports car. This was given a special coupe body and it resulted in a good sized, easy to drive, personal car.
Its most prominent characteristic was its design. The form was very simple, almost as if it was carved out of a large block with a sharp knife. In Japan where design sense was still underdeveloped at the time, it was a uniquely shining piece.
The designer was the German Albrecht von Goertz. He had already designed sports models for BMW including other cars and was a well known figure. Japan was infatuated with Italy with regards to car design at the time, making this a shocking revelation.
However, the birth of the Silvia was too early. It was not within the sensibilities of the typical Japanese person then to drive around in a coupe as a part of their lifestyle. The very few connoisseurs who understood this way of life almost always selected imports. And because a handmade body built by expert craftsmen was utilised, the price was 1,200,000 yen, 300,000 yen more expensive than a Fairlady. This was at a time when the average first time income was around 10,000 yen a month.
As a result, only 500 first generation Silvia's were produced in a period of 3 years. But there is no doubt, that this was the pioneer of specialty cars in Japan.
This car is showcased but it cannot be bought from the Nissan Legendary Cars Dealership. It must be bought from the 1980's Used Car Showroom for 15,750 Credits. Prices may vary depending on the mileage.
This car can be purchased for 45,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Nissan SILVIA (CSP311) '65 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for around 35,850 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 45,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.