Colors[edit | edit source]
There are five colors to choose from for this car:
- Spark Silver Metallic
- Super Black
- Midnight Purple Pearl
- Super Red
In-game description[edit | edit source]
"A front-engine, rear-wheel drive that was given a different character from its 'Silvia' sibling."
The Nissan 180SX was sold as the Nissan 240SX in the US and as the 200SX in the EU.
The 180SX was created as the Silvia's sister hatchback model in March 1989. This car, sporting retractable headlights and a glass hatchback, was overshadowed by the popular Silvia at first - despite sharing the same powerplant, the 1.8-liter DOHC inline-4 that came available only with a turbocharger - but as time went on, people recognized the true value of this stylish sports coupe and sales began to climb.
The engine received an upgrade in 1991 to the SR20DET, the same 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 in the Silvia with output rated at 202 HP and 202.5 ft-lb. This prolonged 180SX life span because its production was initially slated to end alongside the S13 Silvia; however, thanks to the popularity of the 2.4-liter 240SX in the U.S. (that had the same body shape of the 180SX), Nissan elected to keep the compact rear-drive coupe around.
In 1996, the first normally-aspirated 180SX, the Type S, was added to the lineup. Without forced induction, the Type S lacked the acceleration of the hotter version. This made the car a favorite among tuners, who took things into their own hands, giving the car their own dose of power and beefing the chassis up accordingly. This paved way for a new 180SX, one that featured the Silvia's front end, making the two cars virtual clones of each other; it was dubbed the "Sil-Eighty".
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT2[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased at the Nissan Used Car Dealership for around 6,000-9,000 Credits. In this game, this car appears as the 240SX Fastback Type X.
GT3[edit | edit source]
Like in GT2, this car appears as the 240SX Fastback Type X, and can be bought at the Nissan dealership for 24,980 Credits. This is only possible in the NTSC-U version of the game. It's also one of the available B Class cars to use from the start in Arcade Mode.
GT4[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Early '90s) for around 12,500 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is only possible in the NTSC-U version of the game.
GTPSP[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 24,980 Credits.
GT5[edit | edit source]
As a Standard car, the Nissan 240SX '96 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 21,169 Credits. It is a Level 2 car.
GT6[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 24,980 Credits. It is a simplified car.