Nisda Silvanna K Limited mashup

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Nisda Silvanna K Limited

The Nisda Silvanna may sound odd, but it simply fuses the Nissan Silvia S14 and Mazda Savanna RX-7 together in one single new sports car! The front section is taken from the Nissan Silvia S14 and the rear section is taken from the Mazda Savanna RX-7. Fans of nimble rotary engines and FR Nissans have been waiting for the next generation for a very long time so now there is finally a successor to both the S-chassis and the RX-7 lineup! The fusion of these two cars was born out of the necessity to cut costs and both manufacturers combined forces, meaning combining the best of both cars into this new Nisda Silvanna is not only show.
Nissan Silvia S14 + Mazda Savanna RX-7 = Nisda Silvanna K Limited

The Nisda Silvanna combines the post bubble era and late showa. Due to the decrease in spending in R&D, during this era the technological advancements slowly dried up. Existing technology got reused and improved, but no new breakthroughs were made over the existing S13. The Savanna was a typical Showa product: the sky was the limit and the Mazda Wankel engine proved this!

Nisda Silvanna K Limited blueprint

Nisda Silvanna Chassis

The Nisda Silvanna has 3 doors and the total length of the car is 4379mm.
The weight of the car also changed from 1240 kilograms (Nissan Silvia S14) and 1280 kilograms (Mazda Savanna RX-7) to 1266 kilograms (2793 pounds).

Nisda Silvanna: a car mashup of the Nissan Silvia S14 and Mazda Savanna RX-7

Number of doors 3
Length 4379mm
Width 1730mm
Height 1295mm
Wheelbase 2477mm
Weight 1266kg
Front suspension McPherson struts
Rear suspension semi trailing arms
Topgear ratio 0.77
Final drive 3.69

Nisda Silvanna: a car mashup of the Nissan Silvia S14 and Mazda Savanna RX-7

Nisda Silvanna Engine and drivetrain

The Silvanna features the SR20DET engine up front. This engine delivers 217 horsepower. The choice for the SR20DET engine is a natural choice: the SR20DET is more powerful than the 13B-T.
With the weight of the car being 1266 kilograms, this alters the power to weight ratio to 12.86 lb/hp (7.82 kg/kW)
Nissan SR20DET engine

Engine SR20DET
Engine location front
Engine layout Longitudinal
Displacement 1998
Bore x Stroke 86 x 86
Cylinders 4
Aspiration turbo charged
Intercooler yes
Power 217 hp (162 kW)
Torque 275 Nm (203 lb.ft)
Gearbox 5 speed manual

This was the second incarnation of the successful SR20DET turbocharged engine and was more powerful than the unit found in the S13.

Nisda Silvanna K Limited trim level

The K Limited mixes the best out of the Nissan Silvia K’s and the Mazda Savanna GT Limited.
Nisda Silvanna front trim: taken from the Nissan Silvia S14
In typical early 90s style, the cloth interior has a pattern shape. Technically the FC3S offers four seats, but in reality it’s a two seater. There is no real trim to be found in the rear, except for the small luggage compartment in the boot
Nisda Silvanna rear trim: taken from the Mazda Savanna RX-7

Nisda Silvanna Trivia

Just like the Sil80 swap, the front end of the S14 used a popular swap for the S13 and was nicknamed S13.4.
The Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S featured a 70 litre fuel tank. It’s unknown if this was chosen to make the FC3S a gran tourer, or to keep the range within a reasonable distance.

The original front: Nissan Silvia S14

This particular model of the Nissan Silvia S14 was sold in 1993. The body style is a door coupe.
Nissan Silvia S14
The Nissan Silvia S14 was the successor of the beautiful Silvia S13. Just like the S13, the S14 was a two door coupe featuring the SR20 engine that was introduced alongside the S13 facelift. The choice was either a non-turbo SR20DE or the now infamous indestructible turbo-ed SR20DET. Just like the S13, the S14 was offered in the J’s (Jacks), Q’s (Queens) and K’s (Kings) trim. The Nissan 180SX S13 was still sold alongside the Silvia S14 though.

The Nissan Silvia S14 ad campaign

As a proper follow up to the Art Force Silvia tag line from the Silvia S13, the new Silvia S14 featured the Eye Hunt Silvia tag line. Also using Sowing the Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears as the soundtrack is a great improvement over Procol Harum’s Whiter Shade Of Pale that can be seen as a drunken sexual escapade gone bad.
Nissan Silvia S14

The Nissan Silvia S14 in popular media

Keiichi Tsuchiya showcased the zenki (early type) Silvia S14 in the Drift Bible with his new aftermarket company called Kei Office. In Initial D Kenta (Nakamura Kenta) drives an early type Silvia S14 Q’s featuring a naturally aspirated SR20DE.

Too Low, S14 Nissan Silvia can’t enter driveway, leaves without dinner by Wasabi Cars

The original rear: Mazda Savanna RX-7

This particular model of the Mazda Savanna RX-7 was sold in 1985. The body style is a door coupe.
Mazda Savanna RX-7
The third generation Savanna was a follow up on the well received second generation. Due to the quirky looks of the second generation Savanna, Mazda decided to design the third generation after the Porsche 944 to hopefully improve sales in the USA.

The Mazda Savanna RX-7 ad campaign

The third generation Mazda Savanna ads were mostly revolving the serenity of the wankel engine. Classy pictures, fast moving vehicles and the New Adult Sports as the tag line for the FC.
Mazda Savanna RX-7

The Mazda Savanna RX-7 in popular media

Ryosuke Takahashi drives a white Mazda Savanna RX-7 Infini III in the Initial D anime, manga and movie. The RX7 was also a popular car used for drifting and D1GP driver Hirotaka Hoshino became the ambassador for it.

Abandoned 1989 Mazda RX7 Infini Revisitied by Wasabi Cars

Conclusion

The Nisda Silvanna certainly is a daring product by combining two cars from two different manufacturers. It really took guts from Nissan and Mazda to come to this consensus and that’s certainly something to be remembered for. The Mazda Savanna RX-7 is an icon by itself but there never was a successor after the FD disappeared. At the same time the Nissan Silvia S15 also meant the end of a small FR platform by Nissan. By combining both the S14 and the FC3S into a single car this would actually have worked to save costs, but with the Silvia front Mazda rotary fans probably wouldn’t buy the car anyway. Perhaps if it were the opposite?

Disclaimer

Keep in mind that this is an automatically generated artist impression what could be a possible mashup between the Nissan Silvia and the Mazda Savanna. This is not meant to offend any person nor mock a specific car or car brand as all cars and car brands in our database are mashed up randomly. The gods of randomization feel that this was the proper hommage to both cars and highlighting their strong and weak points. In the end, just imagine this newly created car was a real thing and existed out of cost saving necessity. This isn’t the first time such a thing happened, hence we now have to live with the Toyoscionbaru BRZFR-SGT86 and soon with the ToyoBMW Z4Supra.

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