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    http://www.gtchannel.com/blog/new-240sx

    Quote Originally Posted by gtchannel.com
    Nissan wants its segment back.

    Following the image blow the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have dealt to Nissan’s reputation as the dominant purveyor of Japanese sporty cars, development has begun (and is likely stepped up) on a car rumored to be the replacement of the Silvia, called the 240SX, in North America.

    Our source inside Japan got hold of an illustration of an engine being developed by Nissan, designated W53F PF, which was recently leaked to a prominent Japanese car magazine. The "53" in its code most likely refers to the same platform designation used by the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G sedans. And, judging from the illustration, our source suggests it is an inline-4 with a turbocharger or supercharger; this is of particular significance, because before Nissan canned plans for a Silvia successor in the wake of the Great Recession a few years ago, it was to be built with either a turbocharged or supercharged inline-4. Coincidence? We don't think so.

    The engine appears smaller than 2.0 liters in displacement, and may be sharing some components with the current Nissan Juke's 1.6-liter turbo inline-4, which is codenamed MR16DDT. If Nissan were to produce this engine, the new Silvia would be armed with about 200 bhp and 217 lb.-ft. of torque, making it quick off the line and likely able to beat the FR-S/BRZ from 0-60. Another possibility is a new engine based on Mercedes-Benz's 1.8 liter that currently powers the C180. As unlikely as it might once have been, Nissan and MB have formed an engine and platform-sharing partnership, so this is certainly a viable option. However, if dropped into the Silvia, our source tells us that since the turbo 1.8-liter engine only makes 156 bhp and 184 lb.-ft., peaking from 1600 to 4200 rpm—which would make the car a step behind its Scion and Subaru rivals—we can expect it to be tuned by Nissan to put out at least 200 bhp.

    We also were able to snag a top secret rendering of what the car should look like. The styling is hot, with an organic Japanese fusion of geometric shapes, surprising but attractive angles, and flowing curves that make it appear as if it will "cut" through the wind very efficiently.

    If these early, basic fundamentals are what they appear to be, then in the affordable, fun-to-drive, front-engine/rear-drive sports coupe arena, Nissan will indeed have a proper counterpunch to the FR-S/BRZ.
    Awesome. I think great we are going to get some competition in this segment.

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    I got really excited until I saw the picture..

    It's not aggressive enough

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    ew.

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    no torque 200HP laggy turbo 1.6L and all of this sent to some super heavy 20inch wheels...

    Yeah, that'll be exciting...roll eyes.

    Just start putting manuals back in your cars Nissan, then we'll talk.

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    I'm sure that the final product will be satisfactory. They have the FR-S as a good baseline with which to set their goals.

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    Not a fan. At all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trueno View Post
    no torque 200HP laggy turbo 1.6L and all of this sent to some super heavy 20inch wheels...

    Yeah, that'll be exciting...roll eyes.

    Just start putting manuals back in your cars Nissan, then we'll talk.
    I'll take a turbo 4 banger producing 200hp over a 200HP NA thats in the FRS. Bolt ons and a tune and you will probabbly see 240hp.

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    Better then Subaru BRZ... IMO

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    It looks like a fuckin drugged out Cow! One of the defining characteristics about the old 240sx is that it was a small, nimble coupe in RWD format. I predict this being released and falling flat on its face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deep1ca View Post
    I'll take a turbo 4 banger producing 200hp over a 200HP NA thats in the FRS. Bolt ons and a tune and you will probabbly see 240hp.
    Agreed, usually for equal sized engine, the F/I version usually is the better option.

    But in this case, I fear the 1.6L might struggle under all that weight (I doubt it'll weigh under 3000lbs).

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    It looks like its trying to be a baby Aston Martin. Not something cheap and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paper_clip_boy View Post
    It looks like a fuckin drugged out Cow! One of the defining characteristics about the old 240sx is that it was a small, nimble coupe in RWD format. I predict this being released and falling flat on its face.
    it will be much smaller than it looks in this picture, especially if it is to compete with the fr-s/brz. It certainly will not be bigger than the 350/370z even tho it's likely going to share a lot of chassis stuff
    LOL

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    It looks like it was modeled off a tumor
    MK2 Lyfe

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    reminds me of a g37 kinda
    94 JDM integra= SOLD!
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    96 EK 4dr honduh with snail = SOLD TO 16 YEAR OLD, TOTALED 3 DAYS LATER


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    Looks pretty awful donno if it will grow on me

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    Yikes... Ladies and gentlemen... the HOMER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trueno View Post
    Agreed, usually for equal sized engine, the F/I version usually is the better option.

    But in this case, I fear the 1.6L might struggle under all that weight (I doubt it'll weigh under 3000lbs).
    Agreed, I think it will be atleast a 2.0.

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    It has the same lines as the Genesis

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    Off topic, but has anyone seen the 2013 Ford Fusion? My god that car looks Aston Martin-like in a great way.

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    No diesel option?

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