Bad news: it’s limited to 50 units and will cost you over $1 million.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nissan Skyline and legendary design house Italdesign, both companies collaborated to create the one-off GT-R50 concept. Following its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan has confirmed the gorgeous GT-R50 is entering production in a limited run of 50 units. The styling is virtually unchanged, but while the prototype vehicle was finished in grey with gold accents, Nissan says customers will be able to spec the production car with their preferred color combinations for the exterior and interior.
Unsurprisingly, such exclusivity commands a steep starting price, as the limited-edition Nissan GT-R50 will set you back at least 990,000 euros – that’s $1.12 million. And we thought the 2019 GT-R Nismo’s $175,450 price tag was steep.
"The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations," said Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan. "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."
Based on the GT-R Nismo, the commemorative GT-R50 has a unique and striking exterior designed by Italdesign, featuring a pronounced hood, thinner headlights, and a lower roof. There’s also an adjustable rear wing, and the GT-R’s signature round taillights have been reimagined with a floating design.
Under the hood, the GT-R’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine has also been tuned to deliver 710 hp (that's 110 more horses than the Nismo), while torque has increased from 481 lb-ft to a whopping 575 lb-ft. Other changes include a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system, upgraded Brembo brakes, and 21-inch carbon fiber wheels.
Customer deliveries for the Nissan GT-R50 will start in 2019 and continue in 2020. US availability hasn't been confirmed yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.