Jose Altoveros / Nissan | July 13, 2018 14:06
The Nissan GT-R without limits could be produced in limited numbers
A few weeks back, Nissan revealed the GT-R50 by Italdesign albeit in photo renderings. As the name goes, the special GT-R was built in collaboration with Nissan and Italdesign in order to the commemorate the GT-R and the Italian design firm's 50 year anniverary. It was also mentioned earlier that this vehicle is not a prototype or a concept of the next-generation R36, but instead described as a 'GT-R without limits'.
Now, at the currently on-going Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan has finally revealed the GT-R50 by Italdesign in metal. They have also announced that a customer version could be created depending on the vehicle's reception at Goodwood and other global appearances in the coming months. That said, should Nissan choose to produce the GT-R50, no more than 50 units will be built by Italdesign. Each unit will be tailored to fit the customer wants and needs, making each vehicle truly unique. The Japanese automaker estimates that prices of the GT-R50 by Italdesign will begin at €900,000 (Php 63,440,000)
In review, the GT-R50 by Italdesign takes on a futuristic styling on the Nissan GT-R. The style seems to be heavily influenced by the Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which also debuted in Goodwood a few years back, especially the vehicle's rear end. Up front, there is a new LED headlight with a sleeker and longer design coupled with a restyled front bumper. Completing the makeover is the sleeker roofline and a large active rear spoiler.
Under the hood, Nissan has bumped the power up of the 3.8-liter twin turbo VR38. It now produes 710 PS and 780 Nm thanks to GT3-spec turbos, larger intercoolers and reworked internals.
That said, would you be willing to spend more than ten times (before import taxes) for a truly unique Nissan GT-R?