Nissan has just confirmed the final production design of the ultra-limited Nissan GT-R50. Only 50 units of the ultimate GT-R will be made, and prices start from €990,000 (RM4.7 million) before applicable taxes and options – more than what a McLaren P1 costs when new.
Conceptualised in partnership with Italian design house, Italdesign, the GT-R50 is based on the latest GT-R NISMO but features a bespoke body and cabin to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.
Visually, the final GT-R50 stays true to its protype design that looks like nothing else. However, like any production car, the brash design is toned down for the road. The front intakes, unique headlamp arrangement, wheel design, pop up rear spoiler and rear three-quarter body panels are identical to the concept.
The concept’s side mirrors and rear diffuser inserts have been swapped for more conventional items on the road going vehicle while customers are assured that they can specify their preferred colour combinations for their car besides the grey with gold accent theme on the concept car (Phew).
The cabin also remains largely untouched except for the Y spoke touches on the seat and air vent design have been dropped. It appears that the generous carbon fibre and Alcantara trims will make its way to the production car.
The GT-R50 is motivated by a heavily reworked VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 by NISMO to squeeze out 720 hp and 780 Nm paired to a six-speed dual clutch sequential transmission. Thanks to its four-wheel-drive layout, Nissan expects the GT-R50 to hit a sub-three-second century sprint time and a top speed of over 300 km/h.
Customer deliveries will begin in 2019 and it appears that there are still allocations available for interested parties. But who in the right mind would spend over 990k Euros on a Nissan…?
Nissan GT-R50 Production Version
Nissan GT-R50 Concept