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 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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