The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition has officially touched down in South Africa, offered in a choice of three exterior colour combinations.
Revealed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates (you guessed it) half a century of the iconic Japanese nameplate. We have it on good authority fewer than 40 units will be available in South Africa.
The special model joins the existing GT-R Premium (R2 250 000) and GT-R Black Edition (R2 360 000) variants already offered in South Africa.
The special-edition variant is offered in three “heritage-era” two-tone exterior colour combinations representing liveries used in the Japan GP series. Finished in Bayside Blue with white racing stripes (plus blue accents on the wheel spokes), the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will cost you R2 415 000. Specify the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition in Pearl White with red stripes or Super Silver with white stripes and you’re looking at R2 405 000.
Regardless of chosen exterior hue, each 50th Anniversary Edition model features a grey interior colour scheme along with model-specific steering wheel and shift knob trim, special seat embossing, an Alcantara headliner, Alcantara-wrapped sunvisors and more.
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