Nissan has opened up the order forms for its limited run of anniversary-celebrating ItalDesign GT-R50 and revealed images of the production-spec car.

At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of speed, Nissan showed off its prototype Italian-designed GT-R, and the reaction was so overwhelmingly positive the automaker has decided it’s actually going to build some for people to buy.

The GT-R50 is a radical take on what the R35 generation of GT-R can be. Built to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of both ItalDesign and GT-R, the car will be limited to a run of 50 units. Best of all, the production version looks almost totally unchanged from the concept car.

The concept was finished in a grey colour with gold accents, but potential customers will be able to spec their own colour, as well as choose from different interior packages.

“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” Nissan global sports car program director Bob Laishley says.

“These 50 cars, which celebrate 50 years of the GT-R as well as 50 years of ItalDesign, will be rolling tributes to Nissan’s engineering leadership and rich sports car heritage for a long time to come.”

If you want one, it’s not going to be cheap: you’re looking at 990,000 euros ($1.5 million) before taxes and options. Deliveries of the 2020-model-year GT-R50 will start in 2019 and continue into the following year.

Source: Driving

December 7, 2018