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New Special Edition Nissan GT-R Inspired By Tennis Champion

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Only 50 examples will be built.

After confirming production of the gorgeous GT-R50 styled by Italdesign, Nissan has unveiled yet another special edition GT-R to ease the wait for the next-generation model to eventually arrive. Unfortunately, there are a few caveats. Production will be limited to 50 examples, and every single one of them will only be sold in Japan.

The new limited-edition GT-R celebrates Nissan's partnership with tennis Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, who became the company's brand ambassador this fall after becoming the first Japanese tennis player to win a women's singles Grand Slam championship. The 21-year old tennis champion helped Nissan come up with a range of fancy finishes exclusive to the model.

In Japan, the limited-edition GT-R will be available in three color schemes: Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Black Pearl, and Midnight Opal. Elsewhere, the Japanese sports car features a dry carbon rear spoiler and golden plate in the engine bay with each car's serial number signifying its exclusivity. There are also LED top rear lights and unique interior schemes to complement the new exterior colors. Pricing details will be revealed next month, but it won't be cheap since it's based on the Premium edition grade.

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We know Nissan is hard at work developing the next generation GT-R, but no prototypes have been spied yet so it's probably going to be a few years before the car is officially revealed. It's expected to arrive in the early part of the next decade, but powertrain and platform details are being kept under wraps. Nissan has confirmed the GT-R's successor will ride on an all-new platform to make it "the quickest car of its kind," and it could also get an electrified powertrain.

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