Nissan has revealed the first production example of the new GT-R supercar, which has a bold look, a massive 530kW of power and a higher price than before.
If this GT-R looks familiar, it’s because it was revealed in prototype form all the way back in July 2018, when it was dubbed GT-R50 by Italdesign.
Why? Nissan and Italian design and engineering firm Italdesign partnered together to pay homage the GT-R on its 50th birthday by creating a bespoke model.
Two years later, the coachbuilt GT-R50 is edging closer to its first deliveries, which are set to take place late this year. Aptly, only 50 units will be produced during its run.
But just because the GT-R50 has been on sale for nearly two years, it doesn’t mean buyers with at least €990,000 ($A1.65 million) in spare change can’t still buy one. Indeed, there are still a few up for grabs.
As reported, the GT-R50 is powered by a more menacing version of the GT-R Nismo’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, which punches out 530kW and a huge 780Nm of torque (+89kW/128Nm).
These gains are thanks to competition-spec turbochargers, larger intercoolers, high-flow piston oil jets, revised camshaft profiles, high-flow fuel injectors, optimised ignition and revised intake and exhaust systems.
Other mechanical upgrades include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, continually adjustable Bilstein suspension, Brembo brake callipers (six-piston front and four-piston rear) and a mixed set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
Longer, wider and lower, the GT-R50 features several unique exterior design elements that clearly identify it as an R35 GT-R variant with a hell of a lot more flair, while its interior is no different.
Of course, paintwork, upholstery and trim options will be decided by the buyer of each example, so it’s reasonable to expect no two GT-R50s to look the same inside and out.