The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, built as a one-off to celebrate 50 years of GT-R, is going in to production, with a limited ruin of just 50 cars at £1 million each.
But Nissan also set up a dedicated website for the GT-R50 and made it abundantly clear that they were up for putting the GT-R50 in to production if the reception was good and the demand was there. Well, the reception was good, the demand is there and Nissan are building 50 GT-R50 models.
Pretty much unchanged from the concept, the GT-R50 is based on the Nissan GT-R NISMO and gets GT-R50 race-spec turbos, adjustable dampers and upgraded inlet and exhaust systems to deliver 710bhp.
But whilst the concept was finished in grey with gold highlights, customer will be able to choose their own colour combinations and interior too.
Bob Laishley, Nissan’s Sports Car Program Director, said:
The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations.
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 car heritage for a long time to come.
Nissan say just 50 GT-R50s will be produced, with each costing from €990,000 plus tax which, today at least, equates to £1,059,000 including vat. Give it a few weeks and that could well be £2 million.