Take a high performance Japanese Nissan GT-R Nismo, and re-interpret it with European styling and craftsmanship. Welcome to the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. After a strong global tour with the GT-R50 prototype making appearances at Goodwood, Spa-Francorchamps, Nissan Crossing and more, we now have confirmation and official production renders of what the car will look like rolling off the production line. Italdesign will not build more than 50 vehicles, with pricing starting at 990,000 euros. The first customer model of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year, before deliveries of the limited-edition car begin in late 2020.
Nissan states that customer demand for the production version of the car has been strong, with a significant number of deposits already taken, and customers across the globe are in the process of selecting personal specifications for their vehicles. A limited number of reservations for the remaining models are still available.
In Japan, customers can now purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of VT Holdings, which has been appointed official importer and distributor for these exclusive cars in the country.
“Our customers have relished the personalized experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles,” said Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan. “Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece.”
Powering the GT-R50 by Italdesign is a NISMO-tuned VR38DETT, a hand-built 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6, producing 530 kW 780 Nm of torque. The car will also feature Bilstein ‘Damptronic’ suspension and Brembo brakes as standard fit, with 6-piston monoblock calipers up front with 2-piece floating drilled discs, and 4-piston monoblocks at the rear.
Key design features of the GT-R50 by Italdesign, include a pronounced power bulge on the bonnet, stretched LED headlights, a lowered roofline, and prominent ‘samurai blade’ cooling outlets behind the front wheels. A large, adjustable rear wing mounted by two uprights completes the overall look.
The prototype vehicle, which debuted in June 2018, will be on display at this year’s NISMO Festival, held at Fuji Speedway on Dec. 8. The model will subsequently be shown at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district in December, and at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.