The Power And The Beauty, 1985 Style: Nissan Silvia ZX Turbo

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We knew it on these shores as the 200SX Turbo, while the Japanese and Europeans called it the Silvia ZX Turbo. Either way, it served as an excellent herpes vector!

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We see an exquisitely mid-80s British couple having a Silvia-style rendezvous, he with the silver manual-trans car and she in the slushbox red one. Sure, they'd both have looked a lot cooler in TVR 280is, but he'd probably have ended up sliding off the road and into a drainage ditch, while she'd have been incinerated by the inevitable electrical fire.

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I've got a friend with a car that bears a striking resemblance to that red car. Only, his has louvers, and it says 200SX on the back. I can honestly say, it's likely the biggest, most ill handling, slugish, 80's nightmare I've ever ridden in. Oh, and the gauge cluster looks like it was stolen from Tron.