Nissan 180SX RS13 (1989-1998)
If you are into drifting or even track day racing the Nissan’s RP S-Chassis should be well able to meet your needs. Often regarded as one of the best chassis available, they can be got at a much more affordable price point than its big brother the Nissan GT-R.
The Nissan 180SX (RS13-series) is constructionally closely related to the Nissan Silvia 5gen (S13), and the Nissan 240 SX (S13) in North America.
The 180SX came as a 2 door coupe with hatchback and popup headlights and although the body styles varied, essentially the chassis, engine, suspension and mechanicals were the same.
Each of it's 3 separate series came as Type l cars as standard and The Type ll were the advanced cars which came equipped with extras like four wheel steering.
The Series l cars were available between (1989-1991), they came packing a turbo 4-cylinder 1.8lt CA18DET engine under its long sloping bonnet. This unit pushed out 175hp and was good to get the 180 SX from 0-60mph in around 6.9sec and top speed around 146mph.
The 180SX name remained unchanged on the series ll cars (1991-1995) even though Nissan had stuck the more powerful 2.0lt engine option into it.
They now had 202hp from the bigger 2.0lt SR20 Det turbocharged engine. It came with double overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder. The Series ll cars was now good for the 0-60mph in around 6.4sec and top speed around 146mph.
The Series lll cars (1996-1998) kept the same 202hp powerplant but it got revised tail lights and front bumper.
Three different trim levels were offered, Type X, Type R and they only non-turbo model, the Type S. It had to make do with only 138hp from it's 2.0lt and it could only do the 0-60mph in 7.7sec.
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