One of the cars that most (if not all) of you out there have respect for is a Nissan Silvia. Specifically, the legendary Nissan Silvia S15 like the one you see in front of you. This particular one belongs to a very good friend of ours out of Finland by the name of Marcus Hydén. He has been fortunate enough to own this ’99 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R for about a year and a half now and he describes it as a “masterpiece”. What’s even more impressive is that Marcus is only 22 years old. That means he owned an S15 at just 20 years of age. He had the car imported from Japan by a company called Mamasan. They searched for a S15 based on exactly what Marcus wanted. He told them what parts the car should include, it’s approximate mileage as well as the colors that he wanted.

Photos By: Santtu Kilpinen exclusively for StanceNation.com

When the car was delivered to Finland it sat practically stock other then the few engine mods. It was also one of the first couple S15′s around Finland at the time that was completely road legal. Not too long after he got the car, he found himself spending money and time modifying it already. Marcus did some small engine changes, a bit of aero changes and even some interior updating which we’ll show you later. He has already put about 20,000 miles on it since and there have been no issues at all. Well, one thing that Marcus has a problem with is the rear tire wear. We all know how that happens!

Since he got the car it has already gone through a couple sets of wheels. The newest and most recent set are these beautiful Work Meister S1′s that sit just right. Fronts are 18×9 with a +18 offset while the rears are 18×10 with the same offset. They are wrapped with some Toyo Proxes T1R tires, 215/35/18 front and 245/35/18 rears. Even the lug nuts that you see in the photo below is made by Work Wheels. Marcus also did some slight fender rolling and pulling as he really didn’t want to mess with the body lines of such an amazing car. Make sure you hit the Read More button to take a look at some rolling shots as well as read the full spec list! Trust us, it’ll be well worth your time.

There isn’t much that needs to be said about this cars body. Clean, simple, OEM looking. The rear bumper has been modified a little bit while the front was cleaned up and shaved. Suspension list is pretty long so make sure you scroll down for that, but a set of JIC Coilovers keep this S15 planted to the ground along with a bunch of stuff from Cusco and Ikeya. Click the images below for high resolution.

We’ll finish off this feature with a few more photos as well as a huge shout out to Marcus, and everyone at the LS Garage. It took a lot of convincing to make this feature happen as Marcus doesn’t really like attention, but it’s so worth it. We’re glad that he agreed to it as the whole world will be able to see how beautiful of a car he has built. Also, a big shout out to Santtu Kilpinen for the awesome photos and all of our fans out in Finald!

Exterior
- Wise Square’s led tail-lights
- Nissan badge removed from rear
- Cobra 6000K xenon headlights
- Shaved frontbumber
- Modified rearbumber

Interior
- Apex’i PFC commander
- Apex’i AVC-R control unit
- HKS turbotimer
- Carbonfibre radio- and gearlever-surround
- Nismo carbonfibre shiftknob
- JASDesign’s leather gearlever- and handbrake covers
- Leather covered dashboard

Wheels & tires
- Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels, Front: 18×9 +18, Rear: 18×10 +18
- Toyo Proxes T1R tires, Front: 215/35, Rear: 245/35
- Work lightweight lugnuts
- Rolled and pulled arches

Brakes
- Nismo steel braided brakehoses

Suspension
- Jic Magic coilovers
- Ikeya Formula Traction adjuster rods
- Ikeya Formula Rear upper arms
- Ikeya Formula Pillow tension rods
- Ikeya Formula Rear toe adjuster rods
- Cusco front strut brace
- Cusco rear strut brace

Engine
- SR20DET
- Full 3″ Titanium Apex exhaust-system
- Z32 airflow-meter
- HKS mushroom filter
- 600x300x76mm intercooler
- Synapse SB001 dumpvalve
- Apex’i Power Fc Engine management system
- Apex’i AVC-R electric boost controller
- Walbro 255l/h fuelpump
- HKS turbotimer
- VAG ignition coils
- Performance clutch (stiffer and harder, no knowledge of model or maker)
- 1,5 way LSD (no knowledge of model or maker)
- 740cc injectors
- Steel braided water- and oil-lines from turbocharger
- Driftworks rocker arm stoppers
- Nismo oilcap
- Nismo 1,3bar radiatorcap
- Brisk Iridium sparkplugs
- twin electric cooling fans
- Carbonfibre coolingpanel
- Carbonfibre coilpack cover

Performance
- 318,3 Hp / 347,25 lb/ft @ 1,23bar

Multimedia
- Alpine IVA-W502R 2DIN touch-screen multimediaplayer
- DLS 960 rear speakers
- Alpine PXA-H100 digitalprocessor
- Focal K2 Power 165 KR 2-way component system

20 Responses

  1. Hideto Y

    DAT SILVIA. Seriously beautiful machine, seriously beautiful shots. I can’t stress enough how much I love that first shot. Any camera “experts” care to tell me what lens might have been used?

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  2. Manteli

    Pure sex! Its nice to see that even here in Finland, people knows how to build cars!

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  3. Clem

    Amazing car… really it has left me speechless i truly appreciate what he has done to this car.

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  4. N99GT

    this car is insanely beautiful! and these photos do the car justice!

    nice work Marcus Hydén, Santtu Kilpinen and of course Elvis!

    i love this site and makes me love cars even more!

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  5. JDM6

    i wish i was rich so i can send my stock 240sx s13 down to japan n have them work on it n make it more awsome then what it is now japanese now how to hook up a nissan very good

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  6. Adzinthe

    I love a nice clean Silvia. I also noticed you haven’t listed a turbo in the engine mods. Is that 318hp on the stock turbo? Coz thats mad power from a stock S15 turbo! Almost unbelievable really.

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  7. Marcus

    Yes it does have stock turbo but as you said it has nothing more to give, so turbo upgrade is the next thing I would do.

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    • bop

      Hi Marcus,

      Can i have a rough idea of what was needed to be done to fit these wheels,i know you mentioned pulled and rolled arches but is that the only thing that was needed to be done? im after a set and i would like the same fitment / stance. how much camber are you running front and rear also ?

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      • Marcus

        Hi Bop, Only thing I have done to the body is slightly pulled arched and whole inner lip of arches rolled. Rear camber is pretty hard, but I don’t know for sure.
        I just sold the car, so I’m not able to go and find out

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