Fan of 80’s saloon race cars? Fan of rectangles and triangles? Then you’ll love the final car to be announced for RaceRoom’s forthcoming Group 5 Pack, the Nissan Silvia Turbo.
The Nissan Silvia Turbo – nicknamed “The White Lightning” – graced the Group 5 Championship with its 570ps L20ZB four-cylinder engine in 1982. As you can see, it sported a wild wide body kit that shows off the 80’s aerodynamics of more triangles and rectangles = more better.
If the car’s unique shape reminds you of the previously previewed Nissan Skyline 2000RS, then you are not seeing things. Under the Silvia Turbo’s body is essentially a Super Silhouette car, the series that the Skyline competed in (in 1982 as well). It isn’t even has the dope A-pillar blades of the Skyline.
With the announcement of the Silvia, the Group 5 Pack that Sector3 Studios has been painfully teasing us with is now set. It’s going to be quit the battle of nations with Germany, United States and Japan going head-to-head, each with their own unique take on the Group 5 car.
Should be fun…whenever it’s released.