The Nissan GT-R50 is the one-off result of the first collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign as GT-R and Italdesign hit the big 5-0.
Italdesign has delivered some stunning concept cars over the years, working with everyone from Alfa Romeo to Bugatti and Aston Martin to Daewoo. But Italdesign has never worked with Nissan – until now.
Now, as Italdesign hits fifty years since Giorgetto Giugiaro set up in business with Aldo Mantovani, they’ve delivered their first Nissan as Nissan too celebrates a 50th anniversary for their GT-R. Say hello to the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.
The GT-R50 gets a big gold inner element at the front, bigger bulge on the bonnet and thin LED headlights stretching from the wheel arch to the cooling vents.
The roof has been lowered by 54mm with a lower centre section, the cooling outlets behind the front wheels get a gold inlay, there’s butch haunches, the shoulder line runs in to the base of the back window – which extends lower – there’s a big adjustable wing, 21″ alloys, and Liquid Kinetic Gray paint job with gold highlights.
Inside there are two different carbon fibre finishers, Alcantara and leather, gold accents, race car-inspired switchgear and flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The GT-R’s 3.8 litre V6 remains but gets a boost to 710bhp thanks to race-spec turbos, there’s adjustable dampers, and upgraded intake and exhaust system.
There are no plans to deliver a limited run of the Italdesign GT-R50, but Nissan say it will make its public debut next month in Europe. Goodwood FoS, perhaps?