Italdesign reshapes 2019 Nissan GT-R

Italdesign reshapes 2019 Nissan GT-R Italdesign. Since both the Nissan GT-R and design house Italdesign share a 50th anniversary in 2018, they’ve created a new model called the Nissan GT-R50. Based on the current Nissan GT-R Nismo, it features significantly redesigned bodywork and uprated mechanicals. Although engineered and built by Italdesign, it was actually styled by Nissan in London and the US.

2019 Nissan GT-R Italdesign
2019 Nissan GT-R Italdesign

The roof is 54mm lower and the rear window line is longer. The cooling ducts behind the front wheels are reshaped and there are new LED headlights and a larger bulge in the bonnet. The tail-lights are updated and a large adjustable rear wing is fitted. Gold highlights create an unusual ‘cutaway’ effect, while unique new 21-inch wheels were created especially for the car.

Inside, upgrades include carbon and Alcantara trim, carbonfibre spoked steering wheel, Italian-upholstered seats and gold accents for the instruments and switchgear. The 3.8-litre V6 turbo has been upgraded from the GT-R Nismo’s 600hp to 720hp, thanks to competition-spec turbos, larger intercoolers uprated pistons, conrods and injectors. Also uprated are the six-speed gearbox, rear transaxle, differentials and suspension. The GT-R50 is set to go on sale in a very limited edition.

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