Fresh photographs of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign have been revealed, showing the limited-edition 530 kW supercar in action at the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Italy.
The result of the collaboration between the Japanese and Italian firms that began in 2018 with the creation of the prototype, the production version of the Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign will be limited to 50 units.
After experiencing a few delays (the production model was meant to be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020 but, of course, the event was cancelled over the COVID-19 pandemic), the companies now say the first vehicles will be delivered to customers in either “late 2020 and early 2021”.
Italdesign claims customer demand for the production model is “strong”, with a “significant number of deposits already taken”. Still, it says a “limited number of reservations” remain available.
Nissan teamed up with the Turin-based design firm to create the special model (which is based on the GT-R Nismo) in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of both GT-R and Italdesign. Powering each GT-R50 by Italdesign is a hand-built, Nismo-tuned twin-turbo 3,8-litre V6 petrol engine offering 530 kW and 780 N.m.
Back in 2018, the starting price was listed as €990 000, which currently translates to nearly R20-million...
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