A 50-vehicle limited run production design of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been confirmed by Nissan. It doesn’t come cheap though, starting at Euros 990,000 and that’s before you’ve added any options and taken tax into consideration.
If you saw the prototype at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the exterior of the GT-R is virtually unchanged, and the car comes with a powerful NISMO-tuned 720PS engine. Customers will have a choice of external and internal colours to choose from, differing from the special grey with gold accents that the prototype was finished in.
As well as its appearance at Goodwood in July, the GT-R50 prototype has also made appearances at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in the U.S. and Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district, as well as being on display at the Nissan Gallery in Yokohama earlier this month.
Nissan worked closely with Italy-based Italdesign in Turin to create this rather special model which is based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO and commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.
Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan says that “The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations. These 50 cars, which celebrate 50 years of the GT-R as well as 50 years of Italdesign, will be rolling tributes to Nissan’s engineering leadership and rich sports car heritage for a long time to come.”
If your cheque book will stretch this far and you fancy owning a unique limited edition GT-R50, then visit www.GT-R50.nissan and contact Italdesign, where you will be able to create your own bespoke car. Deliveries will begin in 2019 and will continue through 2020.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel and Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground Travel and Lifestyle Magazine.
Photographs courtesy of Nissan Motor Co