New – well forgotten old: Nissan Silvia 1964 returned in the form of an electric car

New – well forgotten old: Nissan Silvia 1964 returned in the form of an electric car


Matthew Weaver, Vice President of Design, Europe, Nissan Motor, sketched out what a reincarnation of the classic 1964 Nissan Silvia CSP311 could look like, designed with state-of-the-art technology and purely electric architecture.

The Silvia CSP311 car is considered one of the iconic models of the Nissan brand, this coupe is the ancestor of the Silvia family. It was created on the rear-wheel drive platform unified with the Datsun Fairlady 1600 SP311 and was produced with a high proportion of manual labor. That is why only 554 Silvia CSP311s were produced in 3 years of production.

When rethinking the image of the first Silvia model, Matthew Weaver retained its graceful body silhouette, but made the surfaces even more “clean”, and more precisely coordinated the lines with each other. As planned, the use of an electric platform will provide an opportunity to fully reveal the style solutions of the first Nissan Silvia model. So, you can abandon the grille between the headlights and make the design of the front more concise.

The original Silvia CSP311 was powered by a 96-horsepower 1.6-liter petrol engine, 4-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Nissan has no plans to produce a similar electric car in the style of the Nissan Silvia CSP311. This project aims to draw public attention to the brand’s new strategy for electrifying the model line.

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