We’ll see the first, $1 million example at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show

We’ve seen the Nissan GT-R50 Concept and then Nissan showed us a “production” model, but we never thought the crazy-expensive version of Godzilla would actually go into production. Well, as it turns out, it’s already happened, and the first customer example will be shown off at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Don’t expect to get close to it though – with a Price tag of €990,000, you can expect Nissan to be excessively cautious of who comes close.

The Nissan GT-R50 Is Extremely Limited and Expensive

Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production
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Nissan has pushed the GT-R50 by Italdesign into production but only 50 will be built, each one featured customer-specific appointments.

The first one will be shown off at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show and will probably be delivered to the customer sometime in late 2020, when deliveries are expected to start and run through the end of 2021.

The price tag for the Nissan GT-R50 is an example of its exclusiveness, at €990,000 or about $1.12 million at current exchange rates. For the record, you can actually buy roughly five examples for the current Nissan GT-R Nismo that it’s based on for the same price.

Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production
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“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,” Bob Laishley, global sports car program director at Nissan, said. “Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece.”

Nissan GT-R50 Purpose and Power

Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production
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In case you haven’t been paying attention,

the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Nissan GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.

And, this GT-R is even more powerful that the GT-R Nismo that it’s based on. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter under the hood was massaged to deliver 710 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque, some 110 ponies and 94 pound-feet more than the best production Nissan GT-R available today.

2020 Nissan GT-R50 By Italdesign specifications
Engine Twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6
Horsepower 710 hp @ 7,100 rpm
Torque 575 pound-feet @ 3,600 rpm
Drivetrain Layout Front-/mid-engine, AWD
Transmission Reinforced dual-clutch sequential 6-speed
Suspension Bilstein DampTronic I
Brakes Brembo 6-pot front, Brembo 4-pot rear
Wheels 21 inches by 10 inches front, 21 inches by 10.5 inches rear
Tire Compound Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire Size 255/35R21 front, 285/30R21 rear

Nissan GT-R50 Availability

Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production
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With the first customer car of the GT-R50 pretty much ready to go, Nissan and Italdesign have been hard at work catering to each customer to make sure their exclusive car meets their exact specification. And, believe it or not – if you have a cool million to burn – there are still a few reservations available. Nissan hasn’t said how many, but we imagine there can’t be that many left.

Final Thoughts

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I can appreciate what the GT-R50 is, but its sheer exclusivity and price – remember, none of the 50 will be the same – really has me thinking. At a price tag of about $1.12 million, Nissan and Italdesign will bring in some $56 million once all 50 models are sold – talk about a cash cow. It is an amazing machine, however, and something tells me that each and every example of the GT-R50 will be well worth it. It’s just too bad that most of them are destined to be garage queens that rarely see the light of day.

Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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