Nissan Says GT-R50 By Italdesign May Enter Limited Production At $1 Million A Piece

Nissan has announced that the recently revealed GT-R50 prototype will make its global public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Japanese brand has collaborated with Italdesign for the first time ever to create a limitless version of its flagship sportscar.

Moreover, Nissan says that depending on reception, the GTR-50 could enter an “extremely limited run” as a hand-built production vehicle. Initial price estimates place the GT-R50 at around 900,000 euros (a little over $1 million at the current exchange rates).

Nissan says that if the project gets green-lighted, no more than 50 examples will be hand-built by Italdesign, with each car tailored for each customer.

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is based on the latest GT-R Nismo, but features completely new bodywork and interior design. It’s been created to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign.

Key highlights include a pronounced power bulge on the hood, thinner and stretched LED headlights, a lowered by 54mm roofline along with a steeper rake for the rear window, as well as twin floating taillights with hollow centers, among other. The prototype is finished in ‘Liquid Kinetic Gray’ featuring ‘Energetic Sigma Gold’ accents and rides on bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels.

The interior has been completely redone too, with a new dashboard that does away with the central infotainment system while the instrument cluster is now digital. Italdesign used two different finishes of carbon fiber across the center console, instrument panel, and door linings. Gold detailing continues inside while black Alcantara and black leather is used throughout the cabin.

Such an effort could not be completed without an upgraded engine; the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 features larger turbochargers from the GT3 race car; a heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and bearings; high-flow piston oil jets; revised camshaft profiles; higher flow fuel injectors and more, producing a total of 710hp (720PS) at 7100rpm and 575lb-ft (780Nm) between 3600 and 5600rpm.

The chassis features revised Bilstein dampers, upgraded brakes, stronger differentials and a reinforced dual-clutch transmission to handle safely all the extra power.

“At Italdesign, we have a long history of making our customers’ dreams come true. By joining forces now with our partners at Nissan, we brought a true GT-R fantasy to life,” said Joerg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign-Giugiaro. “Together, we have the target that soon this ‘monster’ of a vehicle will change the lives of 50 very select enthusiasts. Their wait will soon be over.”


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  • Mike anonymous

    YES,.. JUST YES. This is absolutely the way to go to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign.

    I personally think that producing this vehicle would definitely uplift Nissan’s brand image (and the image of the GT-R) a great deal. It would also be a vehicle worthy of “a classic” status in the future (1(or)2+ decades from now).

    We all know the GT-R can compete (when it comes to power & iconic/recognizable styling) with vehicles from Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and others,.. BUT I feel as though a great many people, (whilst they do consider it a supercar), don’t consider the GT-R an “exotic”. I Feel as though a limited production run of the GT-R50 we see here, would/will really change that perception for the better, giving the GT-R supercar & GT-R name the “Exotic” recognition it, “oh so very much”, & truly, deserves.

  • FlameWater

    Just hearing this makes my day

  • Kaisuke971

    Alright so basically the equivalent of the Z-Tune but with a bespoke Italian design… Why not i guess, the R35 has earned its reputation and it does deserve a proper special edition car. Plus the 50th anniversary thing is kinda cool.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    I expect to see 98% being sold to middle eastern buyers. Seriously, who sees a million $$$ worth of car here??? I guess if you add enough gold to it…

    • Is it? While the highest number of Centenario is in Europe and Most Veneno are in US.

  • aaronbbrown

    I love the GT-R and it changed the automotive industry, everybody is making better performance cars as a result of trying to compete with Nissan’s achievement.

    But a million bucks for a Nissan? Kind of goes against everything the Japanese brands have stood for.

    I might think different if it was a totally new design that pushed the realm of performance for the GTR, But it’s not that, it’s just a showpiece, and it will remain so unless Nissan chooses to enter some in The Lemans 24 and they win with it.

    But unless this car is a significantly better performer then the latest McLarens and Ford GT they really don’t have any business asking this kind of money, and even if it is, a half a million would still be a lot.

    Imagine you pay $1 million for this car, and then you pull up next to a GTR on the road, and the guy who owns it put $150,000 into it, and he eats you for breakfast. I think I would want my money back 🙂

    • Well this isn’t Japanese cars that meant to do “best bang for your buck” this car is made to celebrate history, and Nissan has done this back in 90s, in fact for me this is a good brand exercise, basically they are saying that their brand is now that valuable that people are willing to pay for i.

      And really? is like saying people who own 250 GTO will regret when his car is beaten by 488 Pista.

  • “Nissan Says GT-R50 By Italdesign Enter Limited Production At $1 Million A Piece”

    Just fix the title, also I mention this in comments previously, so someone in Nissan nicked my idea and getting raise for that.

  • annon

    like I said before…loose the gold accents and finish the car in either “ultimate black opal” or in “midnight purple”…that’s just my opinion

  • enthusia

    maybe it’s just me, but between all these luxury cars trying to top each other’s outrageous asking price, and the vintage car market being over inflated, i feel like this car is not worth 1 million dollars. at most it should be $500k. i absolutely adore this thing, but that is asking too much for a car that has it’s roots in street racing culture. especially seeing how GT-Rs used to be high spec skylines… eh i don’t know, someone please convince me otherwise, because i feel like the automotive industry as of late is just engaging in this pissing contest of who can produce most over priced and over powered cars.

    but goddammit that design is truly spectacular and i’m glad they are producing it nonetheless!

  • nattymbs320

    For a million bucks , No Nissan for me…..Porsche 918
    plus many other sport cars i would choose for that money……over the Nissan.

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