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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Words and Images by Sam Bendall

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Created in celebration of the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign’s 50th anniversary, the Japanese automaker and famed design studio teamed up to give a GT-R NISMO a bespoke, futuristic makeover. Get up close and personal with this beautiful beast in our photo gallery.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignTwo of the most brilliant, and aesthetically pleasing design elements are found at the rear of the GT-R50. The floating disc taillights are integrated into the rear buttress of the vehicle and the massive rear wing integrates flush into the body of the car. When deployed, it give the GT-R50 an aggressive and sporty stance.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe hand-built twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 VR38DETT engine has been boosted to deliver 720 horsepower and a chest-crushing 760 pound-feet of torque.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe GT-R50 embraces an almost modern fastback styling. Its aerodynamic elements of are so well integrated into the design that they almost go unnoticed while providing exceptional downforce at high speeds.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe exterior design features a Liquid Kinetic Grey paint with Energetic Sigma Gold accents.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe GT-R50's taillights appear to "float" and are integrated into the rear buttress and center portion of the trunk. The attention to detail inside the futuristic lights is hard to ignore.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe massive rear wing integrates flush into the body of the car. When deployed, it give the GT-R50 an aggressive and sporty stance.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignWhere one would expect an AM/FM antenna, the GT-R50 incorporates a finned glass illuminated brake light.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignYes, the GT-R50 has a trunk, though we're not thinking it'll hold your golf clubs.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe GT-R50 is purely a driver’s car. The interior is adorned with two-toned carbon fiber, gold trim, and Alcantara accents. It's a bare-bones package featuring few amenities; no infotainment screen, radio, cruise control,or safety nannies. Seatbelts and air conditioning the biggest perks.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignUpgraded BREMBO brake calipers on the front and rear provide the additional stopping force a car with this much power requires. Note the subtle Nissan and Italdesign partnership branding behind the wheels.

Nissan GT-R50 by ItaldesignThe Nissan GT-R50 will go into limited production run of just 50 units, with a price starting at $1.16 million. Break out that checkbook or bitcoin wallet now. The first of these very rare and unique vehicles are expected to be delivered at the beginning of 2020.

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