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Old 01-13-2009, 01:47 AM
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Often overshadowed by its fabled GT-R and Z/Fairlady brethren, Nissanís Silvia sport coupe nonetheless enjoys an immense following of its own. The Silvia nameplate dates back to 1964, and the car in its varying iterations remained in production until the 2002 model year, when the final Silvia (S15) fell victim to platform consolidation as Nissan sought to reverse its sagging fortunes.

Nostalgia for the car remains, however, and amid a renaissance of Nissan sports cars (with the successful reincarnations of both the Z and GT-R models) enthusiasts remain hopeful that Nissan will seek to bring back the Silvia. With the Z growing more expensive and consequently slipping from the reach of many younger buyers, an affordable rear wheel drive coupe could slot nicely into the automakerís existing lineup, boosting the brandís appeal to young buyers and dominating the entry-level performance scene with sex appeal and a pedigree unmatched in the segment.

Your task is to design the next generation Nissan Silvia. It must be a worthy successor to generations of Silvias, carrying a legacy of affordable performance, aggressive style, and sharp handling for which the car is known in enthusiast circles. However, you must be careful to differentiate the car from Nissanís other sports car offerings, imbuing it with a character all its own in a way that doesnít infringe upon the territory of the more expensive models.

Best of luck designers! This contest will end on January 26.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:53 AM
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HAHAHAHA YES!! NISSANS!!! I LOVE YOU DOM... or whoever thought this one up. Better go through the school sketches for some ideas =P
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:03 AM
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Thank Steve; he decided the topic
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:06 AM
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Kinda seems like a topic Steve would come up with ;) I'm intrigued. When I'm done with my battle Elise entry I'll try and come up with something for this.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:11 AM
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Yep, definitely seems Steve-ish. Well i'll be sure to thank him; i've already lined up a bunch of sketches that i'll try and put together on the final drawing =D
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 AM
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Ah yes! I LOVE nissans (sarcastically) =(

At least it's the Silvia =)
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:20 AM
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Good topic Steve!

I'll rock the Silvia after i've bust out my Elise!

Both will be created rather quickly as I am due to fly to Spain Thursday. I may not come back!! And on that Bombshell...
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:34 AM
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Thanks guys, and thanks to Dom for posting it.

I've always wanted a new Nissan Silvia design, and it's pretty challenging, so have fun.

TIDBIT: Those who can evoke a little S13 in their design have a higher chance of big votes from me!
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:59 AM
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Good topic Steve!

I'll rock the Silvia after i've bust out my Elise!

Both will be created rather quickly as I am due to fly to Spain Thursday. I may not come back!! And on that Bombshell...
Whoa shnit Prodigy! Has another lady peaked your interest? ;)
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Great topic. I'll get working on something.
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