Nissan GT-R50 Photo: Supplied
Nissan GT-R50 Photo: Supplied
Nissan GT-R50 Photo: Supplied
Andrew Maclean | Jul, 09 2018 | 0 Comments

Godzilla is about to step out in a tailored dinner suit.

Just a week after Nissan revealed images of its wild GT-R50 - a re-styled version of the Japanese supercar by coachbuilders Italdesign - to each celebrate their respective 50th anniversaries, the Japanese brand has hinted it could produce a limited batch of road-going production models.

In a statement that confirmed the car will make its public debut at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, Nissan said "Pending the GT-R50 by Italdesign’s reception at Goodwood and other global appearances in the coming months, a customer version inspired by the prototype may be created. No more than 50 units would be produced by Italdesign – with each car tailored for each customer – with a price estimated to start at about €900,000."

That price equates to over AUS$1.4million, which would require aproximately $500k more in taxes to be paid to own one in Australia, and is more than six times the price of the most expensive GT-R variant, the race-honed Nismo, currently offered in Australia.

The GT-R50 features uniquely re-styled bodywork at the front and rear with a contrasting black and gold colour scheme.

Under the skin, the car is powered by a modified version of the existing 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 that delivers 530kW and 780Nm, driving all four wheels through a strengthened seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. A revised Bilstein suspension set-up and upgraded Brembo brakes ensure its prodigious power can be transferred to the ground.

“At Italdesign, we have a long history of making our customers’ dreams come true. By joining forces now with our partners at Nissan, we brought a true GT-R fantasy to life,” said Joerg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign-Giugiaro.

“Together, we have the target that soon this ‘monster’ of a vehicle will change the lives of 50 very select enthusiasts. Their wait will soon be over.”


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