€1 Million Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 Officially Confirmed For Production

Alonzo Simpson
December 8, 2018

Deliveries will begin in 2019 and will continue through 2020.

In news that's been coming for a few months now, Nissan has finally confirmed a fifty-car production run for its GT-R50 collaboration with Italdesign.

So, if you have about a million Euro to spare this Christmas, go to this link and find out more about how you can become a GT-R50 owner.

Automakers are frequently criticized for not putting concept cars and various one-offs created for concours events into production, or not putting them in production as they appeared on the stage.

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.

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The two-tone prototype seen at last summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed was painted grey with gold accents, and while all cars are expected to follow its layout, Nissan says that the fifty customers will be given the opportunity to spec their preferred colour combination as well as pick out custom interior colours and packages.

If you want one, it's not going to be cheap: you're looking at 990,000 euros ($1.5 million) before taxes and options. Dubbed the GT-R50, this. Italdesign will then pluck a range-topping GT-R Nismo from the end of Nissan's assembly line, and it'll get whisked away to Italy to have its hand-formed body panels and other modifications applied. Not only that, but torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm).

The limited edition GT-R50 also features a revised six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, muscular differentials, and substantial driveshafts.

Aside from gaining more power, the R50 comes with a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system and has upgraded Brembo brakes.

"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 auto heritage for a long time to come".

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