Nissan has been teasing us for quite a few years now with the possibility of coming up with the GT-R50 by Italdesign. The Japanese manufacturer, together with the design house, even came up with a concept car. Well, the time has finally arrived to reveal the actual production car.
Nissan and Italdesign recently unveiled the GT-R50 via an online launch. The car shown was the real deal, with paintwork and blacked out front and rear fascias. It even had LED headlights and 21-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires sized 255/35R21 up front and 285/30R21 at the rear.
Inside, the changes may not be as radical yet the cabin gets a healthy dose of carbon fiber. Not only does it look good but it also helps cut down on weight.
What was changed was what’s under the hood? Sure, it’s still the same 3.8-liter VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 used in the current GT-R Nismo. But is has been tuned to produce 710 bhp and 575 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a beefed up 6-speed dual clutch gearbox, along with continuously adjustable dampers and Brembo brakes. This whole setup allows the GT-R50 to handle the added horses.
Yes, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is finally out. Those who want one, however, should hurry as only 50 will be made. And one must be willing to shell out around $1 million (P50 million before taxes).