Nissan Confirms Production Of The GT-R50 By Italdesign

Nissan GT-R50 Production confirmed

Nissan GT-R50 Production confirmed

In news that's been coming for a few months now, Nissan has finally confirmed a fifty-car production run for its GT-R50 collaboration with Italdesign. Thus, the GT-R50 can slam down 710 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque-145 more horsepower and 108 pound-feet more than a base GT-R. Built to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of both ItalDesign and GT-R, the vehicle will be limited to a run of 50 units. Well, to be precise, the Japanese automobile veteran will manufacture 50 units of the GT-R50.

Nissan will do just that by building 50 examples of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which was unveiled earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, created as the ultimate expression of the GT-R for the model's 50th anniversary next year.

The prototype auto will be on display at the Nissan Gallery in Yokohama from December 7. The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 was fitted with larger turbos, larger intercoolers, new fuel injectors and uprated pistons. This boost pushes the vehicle to 710 horsepower (529 kW) and 575 pound-feet (780 Nm) of torque. Only 50 units will ever be built - at least that's the word now - and each will sell for 990,000 Euro before taxes and options.

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Aside from gaining more power, the R50 comes with a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system and has upgraded Brembo brakes.

The limited edition GT-R50 also features a revised six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, muscular differentials, and substantial driveshafts. Deliveries are set to begin in 2019 and continue through 2020.

"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 auto program director at Nissan. It was built to celebrate 50 years of the GT-R and 50 years of Italdesign.

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