It was already rumoured earlier and yesterday, Nissan officially has confirmed the production design of the Nissan GT-R50 which is considered the ultimate expression of the legendary sportscar. It was the outcome of Nissan’s collaboration with Italdesign, the famous design studio in Italy, to create a model based on the latest GT-R NISMO. The model was to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and also Italdesign in 2018.

In addition to being first shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, 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.

Debut of the GT-R50 by ItalDesign prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England in July 2018.

“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Laishley, Global Sportscar Program Director at Nissan. “The 50 cars to be built, 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 production car’s exterior will be virtually unchanged from the prototype. And while the prototype vehicle was finished in a special gray with gold accents, customers will be able to specify their preferred colour combinations, as well as choose interior colours and packages.

Pricing of the NISMO-tuned 720 ps GT-R by Italdesign will start from 990,000 euros (about RM4.7 million) for a standard version although it most customers will pay more as they specify options to include. Orders are now being accepted for the car and the first deliveries will begin next year and continue through 2020 so the rate of building will be around 2 units a month, it seems.

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