2021 Nissan GT-R Study Brings Vision Gran Turismo And GT-R50 By Italdesign Together

Right now, the boldest and most exclusive Nissan GT-R you could ever dream of owning is the GT-R50 by Italdesign, which will go on a short production run of just 50 units, each priced at a little over $1 million.

While pretty spectacular, it still doesn’t bring us in any way closer to knowing what Nissan is planning to do about their next-generation GT-R, which will likely be code-named the R36. However, what if we took the GT-R50 and sprinkled in some 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept bits?

Thankfully we don’t need to play that “what if” game with ourselves, because designer Enoch Gonzales has already taken the liberty of crafting such a car digitally.

Not menacing enough

While the design of the car is certainly more modern than what we see on the current GT-R, there’s also something slightly off about it and we think it’s the size. The render just doesn’t look sufficiently aggressive, as you could argue that it’s not low enough and perhaps not wide enough either.

In reality, Nissan can’t afford to get the next-gen GT-R wrong in any way. This car is such a cultural icon, it’s basically on par with the likes of the Mustang, only cooler and (a whole lot more) expensive. Nissan has been manufacturing the GT-R/Skyline for decades, a period in which the model line evolved from a four-cylinder sedan to a turbocharged supercar.

The next step in its evolution is bound to be something spectacular and its exterior design will probably reflect the generational shift. That being said, there are a few elements we like on this rendering, such as the headlight and taillight design, the headlight graphics and the overall look of the rear pillar.

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  • Mr. EP9

    I knew it was Enoch from the moment I saw it. It’s not bad, although I think a few touch ups here and there couldn’t hurt.

  • assassingtr

    They didn’t bring it together, someone with absolutely zero car design knowledge put together a fan 3d model. The dimensions, balancing and proportions are way off.

  • Jay

    Nope keep them apart if it’s going to look this hideous.

  • An Existing Person

    Could use a few touch ups, but overall I kinda like it. I wouldn’t be mad if Nissan produced it somewhat like this.

  • nellydesign

    It’s not absolutely terrible. The current GT-R is not a pretty car and this carries on that tradition. The details are fussy and it is in dire need of some love. All the flat sections just make things look hollow and brittle. But he’s trying some interesting things and I quite like the taillight area. It needs a little crown and finesse to bring it together.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Especially with the front

  • Momogg

    Not bad at all.

  • nastinupe

    It’s ok but it doesn’t have presence. Something is missing.

  • TAKE EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG WITH THE ENTIRE NISSAN LINE (C-PILLAR KICK-UP/FLOATING ROOF,HORSE SHOE FASCIA) AND PUT IT ON THE GT-R WHICH HAS GONE UNSCATHED UNTIL THIS RENDER.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Much like William Shatner in “Star Trek,” it has a few lines too many.

    • Six_Tymes

      you cant help yourself can you. sad

      • Perry F. Bruns

        ??

  • exeptor

    Overall I don’t like it, but some angles are not that bad, like in picture 14.

  • Love it

  • Big Black Duck

    Only view I like is the side view…

  • Six_Tymes

    Like it, a lot! Honestly, this is great to see there is still hope for the king GT Godzilla. Great work so far Nissan!!! Thanks for not giving up on Godzilla.

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