Nissan GT-R50 Italdesign Prototype Is Straight Out Of “Gran Turismo”

The unfortunate truth about most concept cars is that they are often pretty fragile vehicles. However, some automakers do take the time to make one out of a real car with real, durable parts. That is exactly the case for Italdeisgn’s Nissan GT-R50.

The legendary design studio actually engineered this model for a limited production run rather than just slapping some new side panels on it.

Eye-Catching Build Sheet

This concept car has looks sharp enough to kill. However, the build sheet is also enough to catch your eye and not let go. As mentioned, that isn’t often the case with cars of this nature.

Nonetheless, the reimagined Nissan GT-R50 (which started out as a 600-hp GT-R NISMO) features a custom new body and a driver-focused interior. It now tears up the road with 710 hp courtesy of 3.8-liter V-6 twin-turbo engines borrowed from its cousin the GT-R GT3 race car. Well, the real one will at least. Current prototypes just include the fancy new looks.

Speaking of, those include an active rear wing as well as a roof that’s 2.1 inches shorter. At first glance, the car is somewhat reminiscent of HP’s Spectre laptop with gold finishing, sharp angles, and a sleek overall design. It’s like something out of a racing game that has now ended up in the real world.

Celebrating Fifty

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT-R, Nissan will be making 50 extremely limited-edition models of this car. Each one will likely cost about a million dollars and be customized to its owner’s specifications.

Italdesign will continue to put its finishing touches on the car after Nissan ships it to them. This is a partnership that not many of us will be able to afford but one that everyone is jealous of. Hopefully they’ll add this car to next year’s new racing games so that we can slip into the driver’s seat in some fashion. Learn More

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