Sunday, May 29, 2022

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign confirmed for production

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been confirmed for a limited production run of 50 models, priced at €990,000 (around £883,000) each. First deliveries are expected in the middle of next year. 

Nissan and Italdesign both celebrated their 50th anniversaries in 2018, and the GT-R50 was built as a joint golden anniversary gift. It was revealed mid-way through the year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the intention of producing a limited production run.

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Unlike the prototype model, which was grey with gold accents, the production GT-R50 will be tailored towards the customer’s tastes, with a range of interior and exterior colour combinations available.

The production variant of the GT-R50 will retain the prototype’s running gear, however. So, an upgraded version of the standard Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 will live under the bonnet, fitted with larger turbos, larger intercoolers, new fuel injectors and uprated pistons, producing a total of 710bhp and 780Nm of torque.

The standard GT-R gearbox and differentials will also be tweaked to cope with the extra grunt, while the car’s chassis receives new Bilstein DampTronic adjustable suspension, six-pot Brembo brakes and custom, lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels. 

Other modifications include a lowered roof, reshaped front splitter, LED headlights, new rear wing, new rear diffuser and a large power-bulge in the bonnet. Inside, the GT-R50 gets a carbon fibre dashboard and centre console, new seats trimmed in Alcantara and leather, and an Alcantara steering wheel.

What are your thoughts on the limited edition Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign? Let us know in the comments below…


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