Nissan was willing to put the GT-R50 prototype into production – and that they will do, making just 50 units, each one priced at €990,000 (equal to $1,124,410) in Europe, before taxes and optional extras.
Design-wise, the exterior will remain identical to that of the concept that was first shown to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year, although customers will be able to specify their own exterior and interior color choices.
“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 Car Program Director, Bob Laishley. “These 50 cars, which celebrate 50 years of the GT-R, as well as 50 years of Italdesign, will be rolling tributes to Nissan’s engineering leadership and rich sports car heritage for a long time to come.”
Customer deliveries of the GT-R50 by Italdesign will commence in 2019 and the final examples of the car will be shipped the following year.
Based on the 2018 GT-R Nismo, the GT-R50 features a distinctive bodywork and a special interior layout, as well as Bilstein adjustable dampers and Brembo brakes.
The engine has been optimized with new internals, and it now pushes out a staggering 720 PS (710 hp / 530 kW) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque.
Before hitting assembly, the vehicle will be on display at the Nissan Gallery in Yokohama, Japan, from December 7.