It's been a long wait since 2018.
Back in 2018, the Nissan GT-R name and Italdesign both marked half a century of life on this planet, celebrating with a stunning one-off based on the Nissan GT-R NISMO. That one-off was so well received that the two companies decided to work together on a limited run of these special supercars, making just 50 to reference the cars' very reason for existence. We saw a completed version of the car last year, along with a video of the ultra-rare machine on the track. More than a year on, Italdesign says that the first examples have finally begun being delivered to their lucky owners.
As you may already know if you've been keeping up with how the GT-R 50 is made, each is customized by its commissioner in a totally unique way, with each owner getting almost total free reign to experiment with special liveries and colors. An example of this is one inspired by a 1972 GT-R show car that was custom-built for that year's edition of the Tokyo Motor Show. The modern reinterpretation boasts a dedicated livery and unique green color as an homage, wearing a Verde Kenmeri tint that was specially reproduced just for this GT-R 50. However, not everyone was so antique in their references for color choices.
Italdesign says that two owners really loved the concept car that was premiered at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed and have requested the combination of Liquid Kinetic Gray and Energy Sigma Gold. These hues are paired with specially made graphics and remind us of early R35 GT-R buyers who fitted aftermarket body kits that mimicked the design of the original concept car. The last two of the first five cars that have been completed are altogether more obscure in their livery choices, as Italdesign explains: "The last two body tints are inspired by Italdesign's experience and by one of the greatest Renaissance artist[s]: the renowned Argento Italdesign and the Nero Caravaggio."
The sixth car you see in the gallery here is a test car, but we'll surely see more examples of color choices and spec next year.