Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign arriving late 2020

YOKOHAMA (Japan): The first customer model of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will go on display at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2020, before deliveries begin in late 2020 for the limited-edition car.

Italdesign claims that customer demand for the production version of the car - limited to 50 examples globally, has been strong with a significant number of deposits having already been received.

With the price starting from 990,000 euros (RM4.6mil), international customers are currently in the process of bespoke-ing their vehicles with only a limited number of reservations still available.

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Italdesign developed, engineered and constructed the car with a distinctively crisp exterior and interior that hails from Nissan's design centres in London, England as well as San Diego in the US.

Along with a large adjustable rear wing mounted with two uprights to complete the overall look, other key design features include a pronounced power bulge on the hood, stretched LED headlights, lowered roofline and a prominent "samurai blade" cooling outlets behind the front wheels.

In Japan, customers can now purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of VT Holdings, which has been appointed official importer and distributor for these exclusive cars in the country.

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Subject to certification and homologation in all relevant markets, customers can expect to get behind the wheel of their personalized Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign sometime between late 2020 and the end of 2021.

Powering each GT-R50 by Italdesign is a NISMO-tuned 720PS hand-built 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6.

Nissan collaborated with Turin, Italy-based Italdesign to create the model that's based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.

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The prototype vehicle, which debuted in June 2018, will be on display at this year’s NISMO Festival, held at Fuji Speedway on Dec 8.

The model will subsequently be shown at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district in December, and at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2020.

“Our customers have relished the personalized experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles. Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece,” said Nissan global sports car program director Bob Laishley.

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