Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign to reach customers by 2020-end

Darnell Taylor
December 7, 2019

Nissan collaborated with Turin, Italy-based Italdesign to create the model, based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO, in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.

In Japan, customers can now purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co. Customer deliveries of the production version are scheduled to commence in late 2020.

Only 50 examples will go into production and Nissan says it has received quite a lot of interest from buyers, confirming a "significant" number of deposits already taken. At the moment, customers who reserved their GT-R50 by Italdesign are selecting personal specifications for their vehicles. "Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each auto will certainly be a standalone masterpiece". It is five times more expensive that GT-R Nismo. The design is particularly dramatic at the rear, where floating LED taillights and an enormous adjustable rear wing leave you in no doubt as to the car's intent.

In any case, Nissan fully admits that it expects the cars, which will be completely customized for the wishes of the deposit holder, to become a collection auto. It will produce a healthy 710bhp and 575 lb-ft. Once they've parted with €990,000 (before taxes and options) for the privilege, of course.

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The Nissan GT-R50 was a radical redesign of the Nissan GT-R by Italdesign when it debuted in the summer of a year ago, but after announcing a limited production, Nissan has not yet sold the 50 cars it plans to produce.

Nissan says that buyers will be able to get behind the wheel of their cars between late 2020 and the end of 2021.

"The reaction from Nissan fans around the world - and potential customers of the GT-R50 - has greatly exceeded our expectations", said Nissan's global sports vehicle director, Bob Laishley.

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