Nisota Silno K Twin Cam 16
If the name Nisota Silno sounds unfamiliar you are correct: it is a combination of the Nissan Silvia S14 and the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86. Both cars were brilliant in design and combining the two into one is a stroke of genius!
The front section is taken from the Nissan Silvia S14 and the rear section is taken from the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86.
The fusion of these two cars was born out of the necessity to cut costs and both manufacturers combined forces, combining the best of both cars into this new Nisota Silno.
The Nisota Silno combines the post bubble era and late showa. After the bubble collapsed, the demand for small personal sportscars dried up in Japan. Both the Silvia and Skyline dropped in sales.
The technological advancements are clearly visible with this car: all new engine technology, airconditioning, powersteering, power windows, power mirrors and the list of features and options continues on.
The Nisota Silno has 3 doors and the total length of the car is 4308mm.
The weight of the car also changed from 1240 kilograms (Nissan Silvia S14) and 940 kilograms (Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86) to 1039 kilograms (2290 pounds).
|Number of doors||3|
|Front suspension||McPherson struts|
|Rear suspension||solid live axle|
Engine and drivetrain
The Silno 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 4A-GE.
With the weight of the car being 1039 kilograms, this alters the power to weight ratio to 10.55 lb/hp (6.41 kg/kW)
|Bore x Stroke||86 x 86|
|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.
K Twin Cam 16 trim level
The K Twin Cam 16 mixes the best out of the Nissan Silvia K’s and the Toyota Trueno Apex Twin Cam 16.
This generation of the Silvia introduced safety measures like airbags and ABS.
The Apex Twin Cam featured bucket-like seats that offered decent lumbar support. The rear offers space for two more seats, but these seats offer (very) limited legroom.
The Silvia was delivered with the same 4 piston brake calipers as on the Z32 300ZX.
The AE86 inherited the live axle setup from its predecessor of the KE70 series.
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.
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.
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: Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
This particular model of the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 was sold in 1983. The body style is a door coupe.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 was the last rear wheel drive of the Sprinter lineup. It became the logical sucessor to the previous generation Sprinter Trueno TE71/TE72 with one key difference: it featured the was the launch vehicle for the newly Toyota-Yamaha developed 4A-GE engine that would become one of the best engines Toyota ever made. The Sprinter Trueno AE86 inherited the floorpan from the E70 coupe, but received various upgrades that would improve the handling. It also shared the platform with the Corolla lineup, where the Corolla Levin was the Sprinter Trueno’s sistermodel.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 ad campaign
The Sprinter E80 ad campaign featured the Sexy Sprinter tag line alongside actor and singer Ikkô Furuya (古谷一行) as the Japanese celebrity praising the Sprinter lineup.
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 in popular media
In popular culture the AE86 has been made immortal by both the Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya and the manga and anime Initial D. Tsuchiya raced the AE86 professionally during the early 80s and always favored it as his personal car. After owning several AE86s he settled during the 90s on a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86 that had been modified extensively.
A junk Hachiroku: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX AE86 by Wasabi Cars
The Nisota Silno certainly is a daring product by combining two cars from two different manufacturers. It really took guts from Nissan and Toyota to come to this consensus and that’s certainly something to be remembered for. It may not be 100% up to the tastes of typical buyers from Nissan or Toyota, but the car being sold under the brand could potentially attract new customers that they normally wouldn’t have had.
Keep in mind that this is an automatically generated artist impression what could be a possible mashup between the Nissan Silvia and the Toyota Trueno. 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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