Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: production styling confirmed

Doris Richards
December 8, 2018

At $175,450, the 2019 GT-R Nismo is by far the most expensive new Nissan money can buy.

That possibility turned quicker than you can say GT-R50 into reality and come December the order books for the auto are open. All that work means deliveries will take some time - cars aren't expected to reach owners until 2019, and deliveries will continue through 2020. Nissan hasn't announced pricing and/or availability for the USA market, but if we were to convert almost one million euros to USA dollars, the supercar's starting price would have to be a hefty $1.12 million.

Automakers are frequently criticized for not putting concept cars and various one-offs created for concours events into production, or not putting them in production as they appeared on the stage.

While the exterior remains true to the concept vehicle, the interior bears more in common with other GT-R variants than the show auto.

"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 vehicle heritage for a long time to come". In fact, the car's exterior will be virtually unchanged from the coupe that was shown at Goodwood earlier this year, based on the GT-R Nismo and styled in collaboration with Pininfarina. This engine produces a maximum power of 710 HP and a peak torque of 780 Nm.

While Nissan only showed off one spec of the GT-R50 here, buyers' cars will likely look much different. Other changes include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, beefier differentials, and stronger driveshafts necessary to cope with the extra power. Also making their way to the supercar are upgraded Brembo brakes, a revamped suspension unit, and a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system.

We'll reach out to Nissan about USA pricing and availability and update the post as soon as possible.

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