Around the middle of last year, we brought you a story of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. The creation was a collaboration between the famous Italian design works and Nissan. Read our original story here. Response to the concept car was so positive that the two companies decided to produce a limited-run of production models. The car pictured is the first look at a production version of the Italdesign Nissan GTR-50
Images above are computer-generated renders, but they faithfully show what the first customer model of the Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 will look like when it goes on display at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. Nissan will be showing first prototypes of the special car at the 2019 Nismo Festival taking this place this Sunday (more here).
The limited-edition GT-R, which will be highly collectible, features a completely new appearance. A heavily revised visage is complemented by a new take on the GT-R’s signature twin circular taillamps. Bespoke alloys, a double-bubble roof and an active rear aerofoil are other highlights.
Only 50 units of the Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 will be produced and almost all are already sold. Powering each Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 will be a Nismo-tuned hand-built 3,8-litre twin-turbocharged V6. The engine will produce 580 kW of power and a peak of 780 N.m of torque. Power will be fed power to a reinforced dual-clutch sequential six-speed rear transaxle and stronger differentials and driveshafts.
In his own words
“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.”