Nissan reveals ultra-rare and expensive GT-R50

Nissan reveals ultra-rare and expensive GT-R50

– Official orders begin, images released of revised model

– Production run will be limited to just 50 units

– The Nismo tuned model makes nearly 720bhp from its twin-turbo V6

Nissan has revealed the production design of the GT-R50 by Italdesign. This new creation is the ultimate expression of the GT-R. The brand has also officially opened the order books for the vehicle, of which only 50 units will ever be made.

The car’s exterior is virtually unchanged from the prototype first shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Pricing of this 720bhp exotic will start at 990,000 euros (Rs 8.07 crore) before taxes and options.

Nissan collaborated with Turin, Italy-based Italdesign to create the model, based on the latest-gen GT-R Nismo, in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018. While the prototype vehicle was finished in a special gray with gold accents, customers will be able to specify their preferred color combinations for the production version. They also will be able to choose interior colors and packages.

“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan. “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 car heritage for a long time to come.”