Pending the GT-R50 by Italdesign’s reception at Goodwood and other global appearances in the coming months, a customer version inspired by the prototype may be created. No more than 50 units would be produced by Italdesign – with each car tailored for each customer – with a price estimated to start at about £800,000.
If you’re still reading, you do get a lot of interesting stuff for the cheque. For a start, there’s the body: “combining brute force with Italian craftsmanship and tailoring,” says Nissan. Yep, seems fair. Key features include a pronounced power bulge on the hood, stretched LED headlights, a lowered roofline, and prominent “samurai blade” cooling outlets behind the front wheels. A large, adjustable rear wing, mounted with two uprights, completes the overall look. The exterior is finished in “liquid kinetic” grey, with distinctive gold anniversary accents.
And underfoot? A special power plant boasts up to 120PS over the stock engine. Drawing on Nissan’s extensive GT3 racing experience, the NISMO organisation enhanced the hand-assembled 3.8-litre V6 VR38DETT to produce an estimated 720PS and 780 Nm of torque. A revised Bilstein suspension damping system and upgraded Brembo braking system help handle the extra power.
Nissan has given out a website address for enquiries, but states they need to be “serious”.