Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
Words and Images by Sam Bendall
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.
Two 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The exterior design features a Liquid Kinetic Grey paint with Energetic Sigma Gold accents.
The 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.
The massive rear wing integrates flush into the body of the car. When deployed, it give the GT-R50 an aggressive and sporty stance.
Where one would expect an AM/FM antenna, the GT-R50 incorporates a finned glass illuminated brake light.
Yes, the GT-R50 has a trunk, though we're not thinking it'll hold your golf clubs.
The 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.
Upgraded 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.
The 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.