Nissan GT-R50 to enter production in 2020
Companies like making concept cars, it's a simple fact of life. It is also a fact that these cars almost never reach production, with the only recent exception of this rule being the BMW i8.
Back in 2018 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Nissan took the covers off their latest concept car, the GT-R50. With a body by Italdesign and a firecracker of an engine underneath it was meant to be a tribute for the 50th anniversary of the original GTR.
However, thanks to overwhelming requests for purchase Nissan have have agreed to make a limited production run of 50 cars. These cars will start at €990,000 plus plentiful options, and any further homologation costs.
The car will remain largely unchanged from the original concept, which was shown off back in late 2018. The powertrain will be based on the current-generation GTR, with a 3.8 liter turbocharged V6 engine, pushing out 710 horsepower. Other performance upgrades include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with stronger driveshafts and differentials deliver all that power to the wheels. Speaking of wheels the new car will also be fitted with Bilstein's continuously variable dampers, a new set of 21-inch wheels and tyres.
We have yet to see the very unique GT-R50 on the roads, but with new styling and performance this should be one hell of car.