Confirmed: The ItalDesign GT-R50 will be built!

And this is how it's going to look...

2y ago

The BMW M1, the original VW Golf, the Lotus Esprit. ItalDesign can lay claim to some of the worlds most iconic car designs. Over the last five decades they have been responsible for penning some truly stunning vehicles, as well as the Hyundai Stellar. We'll gloss over that though.

Here's the thing though. In the last God-knows-how-many years I have been reading and writing about cars, I can't remember a concept being as polarising as the ItalDesign Nissan GT-R50. If there was ever a 'Marmite car' then this is it. I've heard people eulogise over it as if it were the most beautiful object ever created. I've heard people say that they would sell their own children if it meant they could own one. Equally though, others have told me that it's a fussy mess and that Ital have ruined the GT-R.

Those online murmurings though, are very likely to turn into pitched battles with haters and appreciators beating each other to death with their keyboards because Nissan and ItalDesign have now announced that the GT-R50 is to go into limited production, and have released some renders of the final exterior design.

Interestingly, the final version has binned the gunmetal grey paint scheme of the concept for an electric blue hue. The gold accents remain though, for max bling points.

Mechanically, the GT-R50 retains the 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 powerplant of the standard car, albeit with the full-works NISMO treatment, which boosts power to 720 PS. That should be enough to make the fastest car on the internet even faster.

If you were thinking of placing an order for one of the 50 cars that will be built, you're going to need to be a seriously committed GT-R fan, as the GT-R50 starts at €990,000.

So, what do you think? A brilliant Euro-interpretation of Japan's finest?

Or an over-styled mess that betrays the GT-R's function before form principles?

Take the poll, drop me a comment and leave a bump to let us know your thoughts!

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Comments (19)

  • The front end does look pretty cool, but the rear end.... Eh.

      2 years ago
  • 1 mil for a datsun 😂😂😂

      2 years ago
  • It looks like a black gtr just finished eating a smaller gold gtr. Definitely one of the stranger giant grill approaches out there.

      2 years ago
  • lol for 300k you can get a 2000hp modified GTR so why pay a Million for this one ….this is just going to be a Garage queen for the rich People and not what the GTR was used to be…..

      2 years ago
  • Too bad aside from design, and some added boost, there is no other updates as weight reduction... also crease n rear fender doesn't blend well. Congrats to the 50 who get this. Seems like an expensive body kit

      2 years ago