Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
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Nissan GT-R50 Going Into Limited Production, Priced At EUR 900000

Nissan GT-R50 Going Into Limited Production, Priced At EUR 900000

Nissan has released a new set of images of the limited-run GT-R50 by Italdesign this week, ahead of a public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month.

The Nissan GT-R50 concept is based on a 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo. As you can see, it's nearly completely new inside and out, replete with slim LED headlights, vertical front cooling intakes and sweeping roof with double-bubble design.

Inside, there's a bespoke carbon-fiber steering wheel with a flat bottom in black Alcantara trim and matching black Italian leather seats. That's a significant 120 PS and 128 Nm jump over the donor vehicle.

According to the maker, additional tweaks to the power plant include "optimized twin high-flow, large-diameter GT3 competition-spec turbochargers and larger intercoolers; heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and bearings; high-flow piston oil jets; revised camshaft profiles; higher-flow fuel injectors; and optimized ignition, intake and exhaust systems".

Nissan hasn't revealed any key performance figures as yet, but expect a sub-three-second century sprint time. In order to cope with the bump in output, the dual-clutch six-speed sequential gearbox has been reinforced and there are also beefier differentials and drive shafts.

Brembo brakes are also equipped, and a "large adjustable rear wing" should provide extra downforce to improve handling. The roofline has been lowered by 2.13 inches and sports a lower middle section.

The vehicle set to be shown at Goodwood will be a prototype, though it's unclear whether it will just be a display auto or whether it will attempt the iconic hillclimb as well.

We've been patiently waiting for Nissan to come out with a next-generation GT-R, and while this isn't the R36, Italdesign's take on Godzilla still has huge appeal. "By joining forces now with our partners at Nissan, we brought a true GT-R fantasy to life", said Jörg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign. "Their wait will soon be over".

That's right, folks, the GT-R50 by Italdesign is limited to just 50 units.

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