Nissan Hints At 50th Anniversary Editions Of GT-R And 370Z

The Nissan Z and Skyline GT-R went into production in 1969 and the company is preparing to celebrate their 50th anniversary at the New York Auto Show.

Nissan is keeping details under wraps, but they will use the event to introduce the “ultimate dream garage.” The company didn’t say much else about their plans, but noted the garage was “50 years in the making.”

While Nissan is staying tight-lipped, the teaser image shows eight different vehicles on and under lifts. The automaker didn’t name the models, but we can see classic and modern Z cars as well as GT-Rs and Skyline GT-Rs.

One of the most easily identifiable models is the GT-R50 by Italdesign. Nissan has already confirmed plans to build 50 units of the highly customized GT-R Nismo and pricing will start at €990,000 ($1,116,511 / £844,501). The first deliveries are slated to begin this year and will continue into 2020.

When Nissan announced plans to build a production version of the GT-R50 prototype, the company’s global sports car director said “The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations.” The company didn’t mention US availability or pricing, so it’s possible the automaker could reveal that information in New York.

That remains unclear and so does the possibility of seeing 50th anniversary editions of the 370Z and GT-R. It’s getting pretty late in the year to introduce new 2019 models as the 2019 370Z went on sale last May with minor updates. The 2019 GT-R is a tad ‘newer’ as it arrived in December.

While the timing seems a bit off, the New York Auto Show press conference schedule says Nissan’s event will include “Anniversary Editions.” Little is known about them, but they could have special badging and unique styling details. Of course, we won’t know for sure until April 17th.

  • Thegunof42 88’s

    yay. another r35 and z32.

    Like it hasn’t been long enough.

    • Bo Hanan

      No *real* new Nissan’s or Infiniti’s in what seems like 10+ years. What are they working on if not new versions of these cars? Oh, and the Maxima is 4 years old and the Altima doesn’t count- for much.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      *z34 you idiot

      • Thegunof42 88’s

        Unneeded aggression but OK.

  • This guy

    While I get updated styling for both of the cars, and how they could look more “modern”. I don’t really understand why people get so bent out of shape about the 370z/370z Nismo. Perhaps its just me but I am yet to drive a newer “sports” car that is all that much fun to drive (yes I know there are exceptions….and no I don’t need them listed for me). Lets face it the new Z car will have laser cruise, lane departure, speed nannies, launch control, aggressive traction control, collision sensors, skid control, 25 air bags, auto wipers, back up and forwards sensors, and all manner of crap that isn’t needed on a sports car. When most of us sit around discussing cars and discussing the days when you could feel the road and feedback through the steering wheel, and the thrill of driving…….everything (except for a handful of cars) that is missing from today’s cars/appliances. Instead of complaining about the 370z’s oldness why not celebrate it? There is no 10 minute exercise in frustration to turn all of the safety stuff off to have fun, hell its literally one button to shut it off. Is it the fastest car on the road? no and it never was. Is it engaging to drive? yes. Is it fun ? yes. Much like old school Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, and many many other cars before the age of driving “restrictions.

    The 370z is the last of a dying breed a large naturally aspirated V6 (I believe the most powerful ever fitted to a road car) and rear wheel drive. Instead of complaining about its age go drive one and enjoy what it is, not what it isn’t.

    From here on in its all turbos and shitty buttons. Some day this car will be the “good old days” the car that was a little long in the tooth but it was a blast to drive.

  • Mr. EP9

    I’d be more grateful if they gave us another Z instead of that boring, outdated 370Z.

  • Mr. EP9

    Yawn. How boring.

  • nastinupe

    The bottoms of the cars will have red trim. How much you wanna bet.

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