Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: production styling confirmed

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2018

The supercar has been brought out in the world in the bid of celebrating the 50th anniversary of both GT-R and Italdesign.

The company has yet to confirm the rest of the production car's spec, but the concept vehicle featured a reinforced dual-clutch six-speed rear transaxle, stronger differential and drive shafts, Bilstein DampTronic adaptive dampers, and Brembo brakes with red-painted calipers.

Those wishing to express an interest in being among those fifty owners can visit www.GT-R50.nissan with deliveries set to begin in 2019 and continue into 2020. Well, to be precise, the Japanese automobile veteran will manufacture 50 units of the GT-R50.

But with a couple of exceptions: Customers will be able to pick their own colors for their GT-R50, even though the Goodwood example was finished in a special gray color with gold accents, and customers will also be able to specify interior options.

It's more than just a GT-R Nismo with an Italdesign makeover as the R50 offers 710 horsepower from its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine or an extra 110 hp over the standard Nismo. Not only that, but torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm). Other changes include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, beefier differentials, and stronger driveshafts necessary to cope with the extra power.

Nissan GT-R50 Italdesign interior
€1 Million Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 Officially Confirmed For Production

While Nissan only showed off one spec of the GT-R50 here, buyers' cars will likely look much different.

Aside from gaining more power, the R50 comes with a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system and has upgraded Brembo brakes.

"The reaction from Nissan fans around the world - and potential customers of the GT-R50 - has greatly exceeded our expectations", said Nissan's global sports vehicle director, Bob Laishley.

Nissan will start handing over the keys to the customers from 2019.

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