Nissan Silvia Profile

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Nissan Silvia General Information

Officially called the Violet GTS.

This is in fact a Nissan Silvia!

This is a car that could be very confusing with names. It looked nothing like the Violet GT as it had the shape of a different model, well it was a different model, the Nissan Silvia. Yet it was called the Violet GTS. To further confusion, for a while Nissan ran both models on the same events, Shekhar Mehta often using the older one. So the entry lists told us about Violet GT and Violet GTS, which in fact were two completely different models of cars, not even different generations, different models!

In fact this is the perfect show case why I find Datsun/Nissan/Japanese model names confusing. The Voilet GT is a Violet, the Violet GTS is a Silvia and not a Violet at all, Nissan just decided to use the same old name for the rally model and its heritage to help further the records of the Violet model, never mind as a road car the model marketed in rallying carried a completely different name - which I would call fraud! However on later versions, i.e. when the "Violet GTS" was equipped with a turbo engine in group2 rallying, they used indeed the correct Silvia name. It seems near impossible to have all the entries correct without seeing photos of each entry, so please forgive me should there be mistakes.

Please regard my note in other Violet model descriptions.

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Nissan Silvia Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Nissan Silvia Violet GTS (82-0) 220/7500 220/5600 4400.1680.1310 1090 (5) RWD (2400)

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Nissan Silvia Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
3rd. 1982 WRC Safari Rally M. Kirkland A. Levitan #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:16:00
4th. 1982 WRC Safari Rally T. Pond T. Harryman #6 [UNKNOWN] 6:60:00
5th. 1982 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . Konstantakatos #16 [UNKNOWN] 13:36:00
4th. 1982 WRC Rally New Zealand T. Salonen S. Harjanne #1 [UNKNOWN] 10:41:25

Nissan Silvia Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1983 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kojimoto P. Tilbury #20 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1982 WRC Safari Rally T. Salonen S. Harjanne #3 [UNKNOWN] SS30 suspension
Ret. 1982 WRC Rallye do Brazil S. Mehta Y. Mehta #4 [UNKNOWN] SS24 engine
Ret. 1982 WRC Rally New Zealand T. Pond R. Arthur #10 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash
Ret. 1982 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Salonen S. Harjanne #4 [UNKNOWN] SS32 differential
Ret. 1982 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Pond T. Harryman #7 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1982 WRC Acropolis Rally Y. Iwashita Y. Nakahara #21 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified - from 9th
Ret. 1982 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Salonen S. Harjanne #3 [UNKNOWN] SS29 rear axle