by Gauk
Mon, Dec 9, 2019 2:03 AM

Nissan have collaborated with Turin, Italy-based company Italdesign to create the Nissan GT-R50.

Based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018. At the heart of each GT-R50 is a NISMO-tuned, 720 PS, hand-built, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6.

Customers have been vocal for a production version of the car, and a large amount of deposits have already been taken, with customers being able to personally spec their GT-r50. That will make the limited production car — only 50 will be made — an even even more attractive proposition for collectors.

In Japan, customers are now able to purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co. Ltd. which has been appointed as the official importer and distributor for the GTR-50 in Japan.

“Our customers have relished the personalized experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles,” said global sports car program director at Nissan, Bob Laishley. “Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece.”

"Designers dream of creating from a blank canvas, but with GT-R, it is a canvas that has been shaped by an adventurous history, a heart powered by NISMO, and a soul reflecting 50 years of dreams of engineers, designers, artisans, developers, racers and leaders,” said Nissan’s senior vice president of global design, Alfonso Albaisa. “The best of Japan and Italy combined with help from our California and London studios are painting on the best canvas any designer can possibly have!”

Subject to certification and homologation in the relevant markets, customers who put money down are expected to get behind the wheel of their own personalised GT-R50 roughly between late 2020 and the end of 2021.

The first customers Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will go on display in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The Limited edition vehicle will begin delivery in late 2020. The prototype, which made it's debut in June of 2018, is on display for you to see at this year’s NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway, Dec 8. After that, the model will be shown off at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district in December, and at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

published by Gauk