Nissan has confirmed the production design of the GT-R50 by Italdesign, opening the official order books for the 50-vehicle limited run.
The car’s exterior is virtually unchanged from the prototype first shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Under the hood, the NISMO-tuned luxury machine will be powered by a 3.8-litre V6 engine churning out 710 bhp and 575 lb-ft of torque – which beats the regular GT-R Nismo’s 592 bhp and 481 lb-ft.
While the prototype vehicle was finished in a special grey with gold accents, Nissan says customers will be able to specify their preferred colour combinations for the production version.
The Japanese manufacturer originally collaborated with Turin, Italy-based Italdesign to create the model in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.
In addition to Goodwood, the GT-R50 prototype has made appearances at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in the U.S. and Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district.
“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” says 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.”
Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019 and will continue through 2020. Pricing will start at a staggering £900,000 – and that’s “before taxes and options”!