A new report indicates the Nissan IDx concept will eventually evolve into a spiritual successor of the 200SX (Silvia).
The model will allegedly be styled with influences from the Sports Sedan concept and will ride on a rear-wheel drive platform. Power is expected to come from a supercharged 1.2-liter and a turbocharged 1.6-liter sending power to the rear axle which would make the Silvia revival a worthy adversary for the Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S trio.
It would act as a smaller next-gen Z model and should get a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed close-ratio automatic gearbox. The outputs of the engines are not known at this moment but the report says the larger unit will generate close to the GT 86's 200 HP (147 kW).
It is believed a revised IDx concept will debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show set begin on October 29. The modern Silvia is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2017 and will be followed in roughly six months by a Nismo variant.