Nissan reveals 2020 GT-R50 in collaboration with Italdesign

Nissan reveals 2020 GT-R50 in collaboration with Italdesign

MANILA: Nissan has finally revealed Italdesign’s production model for the GT-R50. The collaboration with Turin, Italy-based Italdesign was announced back in 2018 in light of the Nissan GT-R’s 50th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Nissan challenged Italdesign to put Italian touches to  the Japanese sports car, creating what is now the 2020 GT-R50.

Nissan GT-R50

Compared to the original GT-R model, there were various changes to the appearance of the GT-R50. Practically every panel of the high-performance coupe was swapped out by Italdesign. That includes bumpers, fenders, doors, and even the quarter panels.

The grill is much wider than the original model, as well as sporting new headlights courtesy of Italdesign. The roof line now is now more sloped, but still maintains the standard sports car aesthetic with its blacked out pillars and squared-off rear windows.

Nissan GT-R50

However, despite tweaks here and there, the front still possesses the same recognizable look of the GT-R. Italdesign’s modifications did just enough for the GT-R to have a more aggressive look — reminiscent of the Gran Turismo garages of the 1990s. 

The biggest changes can arguably be found in the rear. Italdesign gave the windshield, trunk lid, and fascia a retro-futuristic makeover. To top it off, they even added an active rear spoiler.

A peek into the interiors reveals a dashboard with Alcantara and carbon fiber embellishments. Keeping the theme of the ultra-limited supercar, the infotainment system, door panels, and deep bucket seats are unique to this model only.

Nissan GT-R50

Of course, an engineering upgrade was also given under the hood. Drivers can still find the same 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V6 that’s powered the original GT-R. However, compared to the original, the GT-R50 version generates a power of 720 PS and 780 Nm of torque. The vehicle also offers an all-wheel drive system.

Nissan announced that they will begin shipping out the first batch by late 2020, with the rest by sometime in 2021. Only 50 of the GT-R50 will be produced, each hand-built and customized by those who will purchase the supercar.

According to the automaker, there are still a couple of units available for purchase. The GT-R50 has a price tag of $1.2 million — approximately P61 million at current conversion rates.

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