Now the Japanese automaker has confirmed the production design of the GT-R50 by Italdesign and officially opened the order books for the 50-unit run.
The Japanese automaker says the production car's exterior is "virtually unchanged" from the concept auto that debuted at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Converting a GT-R Nismo to the R50 specification will take some time, which is why deliveries will continue through 2020. However, with the colossal price, Nissan must be knowing that the vehicle would sell in limited numbers and has already announced that only a handful of GT-R50 will be produced. In fact, the car's exterior will be virtually unchanged from the coupe that was shown at Goodwood earlier this year, based on the GT-R Nismo and styled in collaboration with Pininfarina.
The concept was presented with a striking grey and gold two-tone exterior, but buyers of the production model will be able to choose their own preferred colour combinations.
In Europe the GT-R50 has starting price of €990,000 ($1.5 million) before taxes and other charges. Not only that, but torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm). Those fortunate enough to sign their names on the dotted line to claim a GT-R50 will be able to spec their cars inside and out.
Nissan Now Taking Orders for the Ultra-Chic GT-R50
"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 auto heritage for a long time to come".
Aside from gaining more power, the R50 comes with a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system and has upgraded Brembo brakes.
The limited edition GT-R50 also features a revised six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, muscular differentials, and substantial driveshafts.
Nissan will start handing over the keys to the customers from 2019.
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