Nissan has confirmed it will produce a limited series of the Italdesign concept version of the GT-R shown at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, opening up the order-website on the 50-car run.
“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Laishley, Nissan’s global sports car program director. “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.”
The car's exterior is virtually unchanged from the GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype (Nissan digs for gold with Italdesign GT-R prototype), which was based on the GT-R Nismo. The main difference is that customers will be able to switch out the grey/gold paint job in favour of bespoke colour combos. The interior will also have various choices and packages.
Meant to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of Italdesign and next year’s GT-R 50th. The car will be priced from €990,000 (roughly $1.5 million Canadian). Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019 and continue through 2020.
Customers who wish to own one of the 50 GT-R50s may start by visiting GT-R50.nissan and contacting Italdesign to create their own bespoke car.