Customer deliveries of $1.2 million limited edition model will begin next year.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Nissan Skyline and Italdesign, both companies collaborated to create the gorgeous Nissan GT-R50, which went some way to easing the wait for the next-generation Nissan GT-R. After presenting a prototype at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan announced the GT-R50 will enter production in a limited run of 50 units.
Now, Nissan has confirmed that the first customer model of the Nissan GT-R50 will be displayed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March before deliveries of the limited-edition car begin in late 2020. Before then, the prototype model will be shown in locations throughout Japan, including the upcoming 2019 Nismo Festival.
We also get a first look at the production model in a series of design renders released by Nissan, and it looks remarkably similar to the original prototype apart from the addition of conventional side mirrors replacing the prototype's side cameras.
Nissan says customer demand for the production version of the GT-R50 has been strong as the Japanese automaker has already received a "significant number of deposits." Customers are currently selecting personal specifications for their car, so every example will be unique. While only 50 will be made, Nissan says a "limited number of reservations" are still available if you can afford the $1.12 million price tag.
"Our customers have relished the personalized experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles," said Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan. "Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece."
Subject to certification and homologation, deliveries for the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will start in late 2020 and continue until the end of 2021. Based on the Nissan GT-R Nismo, the GT-R50 by Italdesign is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 710 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque.