Yesterday Auto Otaku posted an article about the Tokyo Nostalgic Car Show 2008. IMO it’s majority was a Nissan fest showing mostly a lot of modified 70s Skylines.
I found this car among the pictures:
At first I couldn’t really identify it and thought of a modified Celica TA63 or TA64. However the front is entirely different and the sidelights looked genuine. Then it popped in my mind that there could have been a Nissan Silvia counterpart of the TA64. Then I looked at the rear sidewindows and spotted them to be from a Silvia S11! 🙂
Indeed such a car did exist:
It’s the FJ24 BS110 Nissan 240RS Group B World Rally Car!
The car features a FJ20ET with increased displacement up to 2340cc and it made 280HP!
Not bad for a car which was the counterpart of the Celica TA64. Also the Nissan FJ20ET Plasma engine is the counterpart of the Toyota Lasre 3T-GTE, imagine what monster the TA64 would have been if the 4T-GTE would have featured the same head as the 3T-GTE!!
More info upon the FJ20 and the BS110 RS240: