The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign concept is headed to production in 2019
First shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year, Nissan has now confirmed that the production version of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign concept will be put into production in 2019, with the last cars being delivered by 2020. A limited run of 50 cars has been planned and price will comfortably cross the EUR 1 million mark.
The GT-R50 has been developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT-R nameplate and the Italdesign studio. The car has been redesigned from the ground up by the Italian design studio while Nissan has heavily fettled with the GT-R Nismo's underpinnings to bring it up to speed for this purpose.
The Nissan GT-R50 comes with a hand-assembled 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine to produce 720PS and 780Nm of torque. Additionally, it gets optimized twin high-flow, large-diameter GT3 competition-spec turbochargers and larger intercoolers. There are 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.
The design of the regular GT-R has also been heavily reworked with the a new grille that is an updated version of the Godzilla's traditional design that we have seen on the GT-R. While purists might like/dislike the new design, it surely looks distinct. The hood has a more pronounced power bulge, and the thin LED headlights stretch from the wheel arch to the lip above the outer cooling intakes. It gets the signature GT-R samurai blade cooling outlets behind the front wheels.
The designers have retained the twin round tail lights, an important part of the GT-R's iconic design, but have been restyled with hin light rings and hollow centers. And lastly, the Nissan GT-R50 gets a large, adjustable rear wing, mounted on two uprights. The production spec car gets new, more conventional wing mirrors and gets a new dual-tone paint blue/gold paint scheme.
The interior is largely similar to the updated GT-R Nismo's functional set-up but numerous choices are available to buyers when it comes to trim and material, via various packages. There is also a bespoke steering wheel.
Starts Rs 2.12 Crore
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