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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign to debut at Goodwood

By Chris Thompson, 09 Jul 2018 News

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign to debut at Goodwood news

Specs revealed for wild limited edition GT-R

Nissan has revealed more information about the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign which is set to debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

With an estimated starting price of €900,000 (directly converted to AUD$1.4m), the GT-R50 will be specially tailored to each buyer, with ‘European-style sensibility’ combining with the power and capability of one of Japan’s fastest cars.

With an extra 88kW produced from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 over the GT-R Nismo, the now-529kW/780Nm GT-R receives upgrades throughout the chassis – such as revised Bilstein suspension – and drivetrain to cope with the extra power, and altered design.

Brembo brakes are also equipped, and a ‘large adjustable rear wing’ should provide extra downforce to improve handling.

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Joerg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign-Giugiaro, says the limited run of cars will only find their way into the garages of 50 people, meaning there’s a chance they’re all already allocated.

“At Italdesign, we have a long history of making our customers’ dreams come true. By joining forces now with our partners at Nissan, we brought a true GT-R fantasy to life,” says Astalosch.

“Together, we have the target that soon this ‘monster’ of a vehicle will change the lives of 50 very select enthusiasts. Their wait will soon be over.”

While Italdesign developed and built the prototype car, Nissan says the exterior design actually originated in its Nissan Design Europe and Nissan Design America departments.

It says the colours on the prototype car (pictured) are called Liquid Kinetic Grey and Energetic Sigma Gold, while the interior features black Alcantara, black Italian leather, and gold accents throughout.