Nissan and Italdesign Showcase Prototype GT-R50 Very Limited Edition

Turin -Nissan and Italdesign have created a new prototype vehicle, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, in their first collaboration. Based on the 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO production model, this unique car is dedicated to commemorate the 50th anniversary of GT-R and Italdesign and will debut in Europe, next month.

“How often do you ask, What if we make the GT-R indefinitely, and then really build it?” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design, in a press release from Nissan on Friday (06/29/2010).

He said that the prototype vehicle is present to welcome the two big moments that intersect, which is 50 years Italdesign formed the automotive world and 50 years of Nissan generate excitement through the iconic GT-R. “So to celebrate this convergence, Nissan and Italdesign created this custom GT-R to mark 50 years of engineering engineering leadership.”

Italdesign develops, engineers and builds cars. Different exterior and interior design, and lightweight was created by teams at Nissan Design Europe in London and Nissan Design America.

Best Design

Starting from the front, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign displays elements in different gold that stretch across almost the full width of the vehicle. The hood has a stronger power bulge, and the thin LED headlights extend from the wheel arch to the lip above the outer cooling intake.

Dominating side views, the typical roofline has been lowered 54 millimeters and has a lower central part, while the slightly elevated exterior gives a muscular viewing roof profile.

The GT-R logo near the cooling outlet section behind the front wheels is more prominent, with gold inlay extending from the bottom of the door to the shoulder line.

The backside highlights the car’s wide tracks with taut and muscular flares around the wheels. The shoulder line shrinks around the base of the rear window and pulls toward the center of the trunk lid.

In a dramatic way, the rear window line goes down much longer and deeper than the standard car. Combined with more gold elements, it appears as a separate modular element of the rear structure.

The GT-R twin backlights have been rearranged as separate “floating” features with thin light rings and hollow centers, mounted so as to join the outer banings and the center of the trunk structure.

Large and adjustable rear wings, fitted with two uprights, complete the overall look. Special wheels – 21 x 10 inches in front and 21 x 10.5 inches at the rear accentuate the bold position of the car. The exterior finishes in Liquid Kinetic paint Gray with a special anniversary accent Energetic Sigma Gold.

Inside, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign reflects the modern high-performance pedigree. Two different layers of carbon fiber are widely used in the center console, instrument panel and upholstery doors, along with black Alcantara and fine black Italian leather on the seats.

Golden accents echo exterior treatments across instrument panels, doors, and dashboards inspired by futuristic racing cars. The central hubs and radius of the bespoke steering wheel are made of carbon fiber, while the rims have flat bottom and Alcantara aligned.

Pure Performance Plus

Under the new form, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is all business. Thanks to the Nissan GT3 racing experience, the NISMO organization upgraded the handy 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine to produce 720pp and 780 Nm of torque estimates.

Changes to the power plant include the optimization of twin, large design, and larger intercooler turbine turbines; heavy duty crankshaft, piston, connecting rod and bearings; high flow piston oil jet; revised camshaft profile; higher fuel injector flow; and optimized ignition, intake and disposal systems.

Transfle rear six-speed double coupling is amplified and a stronger differential and drive shaft directs power to the wheels.

A revised suspension has been developed, featuring a continuously adjustable BILSTEIN DampTronic I damping system. For braking, Brembo front brakes six pistons and four piston rear brakes display bright red caliber that looks clear. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, 255/35 R21 in front and 285/30 R21 at the rear, add to the grip level required to utilize engine power.

“Although this is not the next generation GT-R, this is an exciting celebration of two memorial days in a provocative and creative way – wrapping one of Nissan’s best engineering platforms and Japanese design with Italian coachbuilding,” Albaisa said.

Key Specifications

Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign prototype
Base vehicle Nissan GT-R NISMO
Overall length 4784mm / 188.3 inches  (Standard NISMO: 4690 mm / 184.6 in)
Overall width 1992mm / 78.4 inches  (Standard NISMO: 1895 mm / 74.6 in)
Overall height 1316mm / 51.8 inches  (Standard NISMO: 1370 mm / 53.9 in)
Wheelbase 2780mm / 109.4 inches  (identical)
Engine 3.8-liter VR38DETT by NISMO;
720 ps (estimated) @ 7100 rpm
780 N-m (estimated) @ 3600-5600 rpm
Driveline Mid-mounted front engine / rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive
Gearbox Reinforced dual-clutch sequential 6-speed rear transaxle
Suspension BILSTEIN DampTronic® I damping system
Brakes Brembo, with 2-piece floating drilled disc
Front: 6-piston monoblock caliper; 390 x 32.6 mm
Rear: 4-piston monoblock caliper; 380 x 30mm
Wheels (inches) Front: 21 x 10J
Rear: 21 x 10.5J
Tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport; Front: 255/35 R21 Rear: 285/30 R21

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