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.
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.