The Nissan Silvia (S15) is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe powered by either a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged 2.0 litre inline-four engine producing 160 bhp and 247 bhp (turbocharged variant). The S15 was produced from 1999 to 2002 and is the last model in the Nissan Silvia series.
The Silvia is known for its frequent appearance in drift events, thanks to its enormous success in the D1 Grand Prix series.
The Nissan Silvia (S15) appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 4 car with a price tag of $28,000. It is unlocked once the player has reached Wheelman Level 2.5.
The Nissan Silvia is capable of 187 mph (301 kmh) with stock performance. The rear-wheel drive layout of the car makes it stable and fast in corners. The Silvia also has an better acceleration than the Lotus Elise and the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
The Nissan Silvia (S15) appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 2 with a price tag of $55,000 and a car rating of 4.90. It is unlocked after collecting 30 Stars and is capable of a Works upgrade.
It reappears in the Limited Edition release of Shift 2: Unleashed as a free car in the dealership. The Silvia has a D 480 performance index rating and 2.02 handling rating.
As seen in Need for Speed: ProStreet, the Silvia is an excellent car for drifting due to its acceleration and accessible handling. It performs well in race events too, but may be lacking when put against other Tier 2 cars in Need for Speed: Shift. Similar to the Nissan 240SX, upgrades might be needed to improve its racing performance.
The Nissan Silvia (S15) was made available in Need for Speed: World on May 14th, 2010 during the fourth closed beta session. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as an E class vehicle.
Despite possessing a lower car rating than the Nissan 240SX, the S15 is capable of a higher top speed (123 mph/198 km/h). The Silvia has a responsive handling, which can be greatly enhanced with upgrades. Upon exiting a corner, it can also outmatch most Class E cars due to a good acceleration.
The S15 Silvia is one of the best in-game cash purchaseable starter vehicles, as it has more power than the Toyota Corolla GT-S and better steering feedback than the Mazda Mazdaspeed3. It also performs well in every performance class up to Class B, as upgrades are highly beneficial to the car. In pursuit events, it has less durability than heavier cars, but is capable of performing quick manoeuvres.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it was featured as a starter car and cost 20,000. Between January 8th, 2013 and November 28th, 2013, it could only be purchased with ingame cash at the beginning of a player's career.
The Speedhunters style is a promotional car offered to players that pre-ordered a copy of Need for Speed: World through DirectDrive.
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The Lustra style is a rental car that can be leased for 80. It was made available on May 14th, 2010 during the fourth closed beta session.