Here's what the $1.1M Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign looks like

Postado Dezembro 08, 2018

Deliveries will begin in 2019 and will continue through 2020.

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.

Nissan teamed up with the Turin-based design firm to create the model (based on the GT-R Nismo), in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of both GT-R and Italdesign. Thus, the GT-R50 can slam down 710 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque-145 more horsepower and 108 pound-feet more than a base GT-R.

The Japanese automaker says the production car's exterior is "virtually unchanged" from the concept vehicle that debuted at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The company has yet to confirm the rest of the production car's spec, but the concept vehicle featured a reinforced dual-clutch six-speed rear transaxle, stronger differential and drive shafts, Bilstein DampTronic adaptive dampers, and Brembo brakes with red-painted calipers. 50 lucky people will contact Italdesign through their website, and they'll get the privilege of paying 990,000 euro (about $1.1 million) for one of its cars. The power output from the 3.8-litre V6 is 710bhp, which presumably means - like the concept - it's borrowed a pair of turbochargers from the Nismo GT3 version of the GT-R.

While Nissan only showed off one spec of the GT-R50 here, buyers' cars will likely look much different. A reinforced six-speed dual-clutch transmission handles the extra power, while Bilstein adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres keep everything pointing in the right direction.

Nissan and Italdesign previewed the prototype of the GT-R50 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a grey paint scheme with golden strokes, however, the ultra-rich 50 customers will be able to choose their own colours for the exterior and interior finishes.

Nissan will start handing over the keys to the customers from 2019.