Tamiya 1/24 Nissan Silvia Ks
About the Nissan Silvia K's
The S14 Silvia debuted in Japan at the end of 1993. It was lower, wider, and slightly shorter than the S13. New rounded styling contributed to the illusion of a much greater increase in size than actually occurred. Wheelbase and track were both increased slightly, leading to slightly improved handling. Unlike export markets, where local S14 chassis variants faltered, the Silvia remained popular in Japan.
Model names were similar to the S13 Silvia, with the Club Selection dropped. "Aero" variants of the Q's and K's were offered that featured large rear wings and mild ground effects.
The S14 Silvia K's received a new "notchtop" version of the SR20DET, boasting a slight bump in power due to the implementation of Nissan's variable cam timing system, VTC, and a more efficient ball bearing turbocharger.
There was a mild styling update to the S14 for model year 1997, which added aggressive projector headlamps to all models, and dark-tinted taillamps. Fascias and other trim were also revised, and the turbocharger gained a ceramic impeller. This updated version is popularly known as the kouki ( literally "latter period") S14. The final model year of S14 production in all markets was 1998.