Nissan and Italdesign together unveiled the super exotic GT-R50 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was supposed to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva auto show, but the y have to make another choice due to the pandemic. Now we all have the chance to see the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.
The reworked body is actually handmade by Italdesign craftsmen, which means building the 50 examples will be a laborious process. That’s one of the reasons the car is so expensive. Another is the high level of personalization being offered to buyers.
For the original show car, the designers added gold accents in the cabin, plus Alcantara and leather trim and two types of carbon fiber on the center console, instrument panel, and door panels. Additionally, they replaced the standard instrument panel with a digital unit plucked from a race car, whereas the production version uses stock GT-R gear. Naturally, buyers can pick their own materials and colors.
Enthusiasts who have already placed a deposit on the GT-R 50 are starting to configure their cars. Many visual parts are customizable, but buyers can also choose one of several heritage-laced liveries inspired by historic GT-R models.
Celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is based on the 2020 GT-R Nismo. Therefore, power comes from a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine specially tuned by Nismo to deliver 720 PS (710 HP) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque.
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign costs €990,000 ($1.08 million) – five times more than the regular GT-R Nismo on which it’s based. Deliveries are still scheduled to start in early 2021 at the latest.