Nissan GT-R50 By Italdesign Limited Edition Unveiled In Production Guise

Marco Green
December 6, 2019

Prior to that, prototype versions of the auto will be on display at various locations in Japan, including the 2019 Nismo festival taking place on Sunday.

Customer demand for the production version of the auto has been strong, with a significant number of deposits already taken, and customers across the globe are in the process of selecting personal specifications for their vehicles.

Production of the GT-R50 is limited to just 50 cars with pricing starting from €990,000 ($1.6 million).

A limited number of reservations are still available, but given that only 50 units will be made in total, they will run out very quickly.

Nissan has confirmed that deliveries of its striking new GT-R50 by Italdesign are set to commence towards the end of 2020, and to mark the occasion the company also released a new set of pictures of the prototype - although vehicle porn is probably a more appropriate description to use here.

"Our customers have relished the personalised experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles", said Nissan global sports auto programme director Bob Laishley.

"Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each auto will certainly be a standalone masterpiece". Late 2020 is the start date for deliveries, and over in the Land of the Rising Sun, customers can purchase the GT-R50 through SCI Co., Ltd.

Under the bonnet, the GT-R50 is powered by a hand-built version of the company's 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6, which has been tuned by Nismo to deliver 530kW of power and 780Nm of torque, a sizeable step up from the GT-R Nismo's 447kW/652Nm.

As its name suggests, there will be just 50 units of this Italdesign-penned auto which is based on the GT-R Nismo facelift model. The model will subsequently be shown at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo's Ginza district in December, and at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

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