You can still buy one of the 50 Nissan GT-R50 but there's a catch

Updated Dec 02, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Want to stand out among the GT-R crowd? Make sure you’re filthy rich.

If you are thirsting for a very unique looking high-performance car, then you’d be pleased to know that the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is now available in production form.

Even better, not all of the production units have been sold, so you still have a chance to own one.

Craftsmanship: building the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

There’s a huge caveat to this brilliant looking car, though; it costs around $1.08 million (54 million pesos), which is significantly more than the Nissan GT-R the GT-R50 is based on – around five times as much. 

On top of that, only 50 units of the GT-R50 will be made, with some already sold. And no, this isn’t the next-generation GT-R, but rather a 50th-anniversary edition made in a collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign.

A picture of the front of the GT-R50 as it takes a race track corner

The GT-R50's front end is quite the departure from the original look of the GT-R

So what do you get for P50 Million? Well, there’s a lot to this supercar actually.

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The GT-R50 pushes the boundaries of the GT-R

Apart from looking very cool, the GT-R50 also has a lot of mechanical advantages over the GT-R, and even over the GT-R NISMO. For starters, it uses the latter’s powertrain.

Thanks to a modded intake, a heavy-duty crankshaft, and very large turbochargers, the VR38DETT on the GT-R50 now makes a whopping 710 horsepower, which is 110 horsepower more than the GT-R Nismo. Torque is also bumped up to an Earthmoving 780 Nm.

A picture of the rear of the GT-R50 while speeding up on a race track

The rear end of the GT-R50 looks really angry.

To control the GT-R50, it also uses a sequential six-speed, which is said to be far stronger than the GT-R’s. Nissan also added better brakes. Michelin also pitched in by providing R21 Pilot Super Sports for the tires.

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The GT-R50 looks as sharp as a sword

As we’ve said above, the GT-R50 looks cool. It gets a very distinctive “samurai blade” cooling vents positioned at the rear of the front wheels, stretched LED headlights, a totally different looking rear end, a front fascia that appears to be a different piece from the whole car, a new adjustable wing, as well as a set of custom wheels – quite a Japanese-inspired styling coming from an Italian design firm.

A picture of the GT-R50 from the top/rear

We're thinking that the new roof line also has something to do with better aerodynamics

The interior of this thing also gets some amount of redesign with additional dashes of Alcantara, and carbon fiber. Most of the shapes of the interior however remain the same.

A picture of the GT-R50 on the road

It also makes more power than the Huracan EVO and the McLaren 12C

So what do you think? Is the GT-R50 worth it or would you rather wait for the next-gen Nissan GT-R? For more automotive news, keep reading here on

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Nissan GT-R

<p style="margin-left:18.0pt;">The Nissan GT-R high-performance sports car is currently the sixth model to carry the GT-R designation, having descended from the performance variant of the Skyline midsize sedan. Despite its roots, the GT-R was eventually spun off from the Skyline series beginning with the current R35 generation. The design has undergone two facelifts, one in 2011 and another in 2017. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:18.0pt;">Throughout its existence, the GT-R set a number of records in venues such as the N&uuml;rburgring in Germany, Goodwood Hill in England, Willow Springs in the U.S.A., and Tsukuba Circuit in Japan. It has been released in a number of special editions and commemorative versions, appearing in numerous video game titles. The GT-R is Nissan&rsquo;s highest-selling sports car, as well as posting one of the highest sales for any production sports car. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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