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The new Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is based on the 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO, the occasion is the 50th anniversary of both Nissan’s GT-R models and Italdesign. The car is expected to be launched in Europe by July 2018.
The car has been designed and built by Italdesign. The car is given a distinctive exterior and interior design at Nissan Design Europe in London and Nissan Design America. When you look at the car from the front, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign features an evident golden element that spreads across the full width of the vehicle. The roof profile has gained a more muscular look thanks to the lowering of the roofline by 54 millimeters. When you look at the GT-R from the side the car has gained an even more opulent look with the cooling outlets behind the front wheel with gold inserts. On the rear, the window line extends a bit deeper and even more gold element inserts have been added.
Under the skin is a 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine that produces 740bhp at 7100 rpm and 780 Nm of torque between 3600-5600 rpm. This new engine is a hand assembled masterpiece by NISMO. Driveline is Mid-mounted front with all-wheel drive system and the suspension features BILSTEIN DampTronic damping system. With such enormous power there is certainly a need of better brakes and so GT-R50 has a Brembo 2-piece floating drilled disc.
Commenting on this collaboration with Italdesign, Nissan’s senior vice president for global design said “How often do you get to ask, ‘What if we created a GT-R without limits,’ and then actually get to build it? This is a rare window in time when two big moments intersect: 50 years of Italdesign shaping the automotive world and 50 years of Nissan generating excitement through our iconic GT-R. So to celebrate this convergence, Nissan and Italdesign created this custom GT-R to mark 50 years of engineering leadership.”