Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
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Here's what the $1.1M Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign looks like

Here's what the $1.1M Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign looks like

Buying one requires €990,000 Euro, or nearly $1.13 million Dollars, which is enough to buy 11 base model 2019 GT-Rs.

Online reaction to the GT-R50's styling seemed to be mixed at the time of the reveal, but we shouldn't imagine that'll stop Nissan quickly finding 50 buyers.

The Japanese automaker says the production car's exterior is "virtually unchanged" from the concept auto that debuted at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

That's a bit of a bargain compared to how much it would cost for an Italian carrozzeria to reskin a GT-R that you gave them for a one-off, but not by much.

The company has yet to confirm the rest of the production car's spec, but the concept auto featured a reinforced dual-clutch six-speed rear transaxle, stronger differential and drive shafts, Bilstein DampTronic adaptive dampers, and Brembo brakes with red-painted calipers.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign to enter production in 50 unit limited run

The concept was finished in a grey colour with gold accents, but potential customers will be able to spec their own colour, as well as choose from different interior packages.

Mechanically, the Nissan GT-R50 features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 motor. Nissan hasn't announced pricing and/or availability for the USA market, but if we were to convert almost one million euros to USA dollars, the supercar's starting price would have to be a hefty $1.12 million. Not only that, but torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm).

"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 vehicle heritage for a long time to come".

So, if you have got some extra cash lying around and have that craving for an extra special supercar, go ahead and visit to book one for yourself. Other changes include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, beefier differentials, and stronger driveshafts necessary to cope with the extra power. Cars will be delivered to customers in 2019 and 2020.

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