Watch How Italdesign Hand Built Nissan’s Bespoke GT-R50

By building the GT-R50, Nissan and Italdesign have cemented their first-ever collaboration, centered around a prototype that could very well lead to a run of 50 hand-built limited edition production supercars.

The prototype also celebrates two anniversaries – 50 years of the GT-R in 2019 and 50 years of Italdesign, as of 2018. As for what makes the GT-R50 prototype special, let’s just say that it’s a great number of things, from the craftsmanship to the NISMO-beating performance.

“Underneath its design, it hides something unique and very special,” stated the head of special vehicles at Italdesign, Federico Ferrero. “It’s the knowledge and the hands of skilled men, who’ve been building cars for decades, that brought the concept and its challenging and unique design to reality.”

Visually, the GT-R50 boasts gold detailing front and rear, a new hood with a beefier power bulge, thin LED headlights, a lower roofline, floating taillights, custom 21-inch wheels and a Liquid Kinetic Gray paint job. Inside, the infotainment screen was removed in favor of a cleaner look, while the center console, instrument panel and door linings feature carbon finishes. As for the seats, they feature black leather and Alcantara.

The 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 NISMO engine, which is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic, was upgraded with larger GT3 competition-spec turbos, larger intercoolers, heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and bearings, high-flow piston oil jets, revised camshaft profiles, higher-flow fuel injectors and an optimized intake and exhaust.

Add it all together and you get 720 PS (710 HP) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque. That’s McLaren 720S territory.

 

  • They *will* make 50 limited edition cars, someone in Asia already bragged about it, but again 7 digit GT-R is really a hard choice to make.

  • Astonman

    Love the craftsmanship. Don’t car much for the design – especially the back. That interior needs to be in the new GT-R or a least update the present interior. That is the weakest part of the car even though they updated the interior a couple of years back. The seats are too puffy looking also. They look like Lazy-boy designed it.

  • D3X

    This is growing on me, if this car had a more subtle two-tone look the back would look amazing, actually, even if didn’t paint the rear orange but kept it all carbon-fibre, it would be fire. The proportions, shapes, lighting look amazing.

  • KidRed

    Didn’t think much when they first showed the car. However, after watching the video, I’m warming up to it a little more. I’m really blown away by the metal work that team did. Wow.

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