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This is the first production model of Nissan’s GT-R50

By Chris Thompson, 22 May 2020 News

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

See the first of Nissan and Italdesign’s GT-R collaboration

If you’ve got a few dollars, around $1.6 million, to spare, you could own something like this – the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.

The version pictured is the first production version of the car to be built, after a long period of relative silence on the project. Revealed in early-mid 2018 with proper details emerging in late 2018 and early 2019, the last 12 months or so have been quiet in terms of GT-R50 news.

But here, in the above gallery, is the first of the production models, so far the only time the car has been seen in anything other than its dark, gold-accented hero car in the real world, which made a dynamic debut at Goodwood in 2018. Nissan also released imagery of a rendered car in blue with gold trim.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign track

The R35-based car is a collaboration between Nissan and Italian styling firm Italdesign, though it’s still unclear which of the two penned the sleek exterior and gave the car a new look.  Nissan also upgraded the car mechanically, as it now makes 89kW more than the Nismo version of the GT-R it is based on.

Gallery: Nissan R35 GT-R exploring Tokyo

Chassis upgrades such as revised Bilstein suspension were implemented, and drivetrain improvements were key in handling the extra power.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign side

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign specs

BODY: 2-door, 4-seat coupe
DRIVE: all-wheel
ENGINE: 3799cc V6, DOHC, 24v, twin-turbo
BORE/STROKE: 95.5mm x 88.4mm
POWER: 530kW
WEIGHT: 1700kg (estimate)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed dual-clutch
L/W/h: 4700/1905/1365mm
PRICE: AUD$1,567,000

Have a flick through the galley at the top of this page, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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