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YOKOHAMA, Japan/TURIN, Italy – Nissan and Italdesign have created a new prototype vehicle – the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign – in their first-ever collaboration.

Based on a production 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO model, the unique car commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign and will make its debut in Europe next month.

"How often do you get to ask, 'What if we created a GT-R without limits,' and then actually get to build it?" said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior vice president for global design. "This is a rare window in time when two big moments intersect: 50 years of Italdesign shaping the automotive world and 50 years of Nissan generating excitement through our iconic GT-R. So to celebrate this convergence, Nissan and Italdesign created this custom GT-R to mark 50 years of engineering leadership."

Italdesign developed, engineered and built the car. The distinctive, crisp exterior and interior designs were created by the teams at Nissan Design Europe in London and Nissan Design America.


Design at its best
Starting at the front, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign features a distinct golden inner element that stretches across almost the full width of the vehicle. The hood has a more pronounced power bulge, and the thin LED headlights stretch from the wheel arch to the lip above the outer cooling intakes

Dominating the side view, the distinctive roofline has been lowered by 54 millimeters and features a lower center section, while the slightly raised outer portions give the roof profile a muscular look. The signature GT-R "samurai blade" cooling outlets behind the front wheels have gained more prominence with a gold inlay and extends from the bottom of the doors to the shoulder line.

The rear highlights the car's wide track with taut, muscular flares around the wheels. The shoulder line tapers around the base of the rear window and draws toward the center of the trunk lid. In a dramatic fashion, the rear window line descends longer and deeper than on the standard car. Combined with more gold elements, it appears as a separate modular element of the rear structure.

The GT-R's twin round taillights have been reimagined as a separate "floating" feature with thin light rings and hollow centers, mounted so as to join the outer buttress and the central portion of the trunk structure. A large, adjustable rear wing, mounted with two uprights, completes the overall look. Custom wheels – 21 x 10 inches in front and 21 x 10.5 inches at the rear – accentuate the car's bold stance. The exterior is finished in Liquid Kinetic Gray paint with distinctive Energetic Sigma Gold anniversary accents.

Inside, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign reflects its modern, high-performance pedigree. Two different carbon fiber finishes are extensively used across the center console, instrument panel and door linings, along with black Alcantara® and fine black Italian leather on the seats. Gold accents echo the exterior treatment across the instrument panel, doors and the futuristic race car-inspired switchgear. The bespoke steering wheel's central hub and spokes are made of carbon fiber, while the rim features a flat bottom and matching Alcantara trim.


Pure performance plus
Underneath the new shape, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is all business. Drawing on Nissan's GT3 racing experience, the NISMO organization enhanced the hand-assembled 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine to produce an estimated 720ps and 780 Nm of torque.

Changes to the power plant include optimized twin high-flow, large-diameter GT3 competition-spec turbochargers and larger intercoolers; heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and bearings; high-flow piston oil jets; revised camshaft profiles; higher-flow fuel injectors; and optimized ignition, intake and exhaust systems. A reinforced dual-clutch sequential six-speed rear transaxle and stronger differentials and drive shafts direct the power to the wheels.

A revised suspension has been developed, featuring the BILSTEIN DampTronic® I continuously adjustable damping system. For braking, the Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes feature bright red, clearly visible calipers. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, sized 255/35 R21 in the front and 285/30 R21 in the rear, add a level of grip needed to harness the engine's power.

"Although this is not the next-generation GT-R, it is an exciting celebration of two anniversaries in a provocative and creative way – wrapping one of Nissan's best engineering platforms and Japanese design with Italian coachbuilding," said Albaisa.


Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign prototype key specifications

Base vehicle


Overall length

4784mm / 188.3 inches  (Standard NISMO: 4690 mm / 184.6 in)

Overall width

1992mm / 78.4 inches  (Standard NISMO: 1895 mm / 74.6 in)

Overall height

1316mm / 51.8 inches  (Standard NISMO: 1370 mm / 53.9 in)


2780mm / 109.4 inches  (identical)


3.8-liter VR38DETT by NISMO;
720 ps (estimated) @ 7100 rpm
780 N-m (estimated) @ 3600-5600 rpm


Mid-mounted front engine / rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive


Reinforced dual-clutch sequential 6-speed rear transaxle


BILSTEIN DampTronic® I damping system


Brembo, with 2-piece floating drilled disc
Front: 6-piston monoblock caliper; 390 x 32.6 mm
Rear: 4-piston monoblock caliper; 380 x 30mm

Wheels (inches)

Front: 21 x 10J
Rear: 21 x 10.5J


Michelin Pilot Super Sport; Front: 255/35 R21 Rear: 285/30 R21

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About Italdesign
2018 marks Italdesign's 50th anniversary since its foundation, on February 13, 1968.

Italdesign is one of the world's leading companies in the provision of development services for the automotive industry. A HQs covering over 50.000 sq. m., 1000 workforce in Italy and abroad, since its inception, the mission of the company has been providing a wide range of services dedicated to the development of new vehicles. With its fifty-year experience, Italdesign works closely with car makers starting from the first product definition to the start of production and companies in the sector can benefit from the company's consultancy services for turnkey projects, covering all the phases through the development of styling, concept and vehicle architecture, series engineering, simulation, prototyping, testing and final production tuning. In addition, Italdesign can provide services for shorter projects covering only a part of the overall vehicle development cycle. Italdesign has been a part of the Volkswagen Group since 2010.

In 2017 Italdesign launches "Italdesign Automobili Speciali", the new brand distinguishing all the cars produced in ultra-limited series by the company only for selected collectors.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Italdesign awarded Top Employer in Italy. Further information is available at www.italdesign.it


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Ci é voluto un po', ma stamani a Franciacorta hanno presentato il primo esemplare di produzione:    

Il video si riferisce al concept, la vettura di serie è molto diversa sotto la pelle.. in ogni caso, vettura prodotta e assemblata in Italia (a parte i pezzi derivati dalla gtr di partenza, ovvio).

il telaio è segato eh, le modifiche sono pesanti, c'è un video su YT   ecco.. addetti ai lavori  giapponesi con leggerissimo accento piemontese ?    

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Mi piace, è una bella ipotesi di come potrebbe essere una prossima generazione di GT-R. Soprattutto l'interno, minimalista e rivestito in quella che sembra alcantara, è un deciso passo avanti rispetto all'attuale. Solo il posteriore "scavato" non mi convince molto.

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Per me comunque è proprio la GT-R che non mi ha ma convinto, quest'idea di fare un'auto ad elevate prestazioni ma che alla fine risultava a vederla un qualsiasi coupè di mass market.. quando è uscita molti gridavano al miracolo, la osannavano da veri fanboy, predicevano la scomparsa di ferrari e lamborghini.. lo stesso che avviene oggi con la tesla


invece ferrari lamborghini e pure aston martin che quest'ultima non ha mai avuto le prestazioni di gt-r sono ancora qui e in ottima salute..

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mi sembra comunque che la GT-R abbia avuto non solo dei fanboy, ma anche tutta una serie di riconoscimenti e apprezzamenti da persone importanti del settore e della stampa specializzata.

poi capisco che non sia esotica come una Ferrari/Lambo o anche una McLaren, ma ricordiamoci che al lancio, la versione da 485cv era una supercar al costo di una sportiva.


spero possa avere un'erede, questo concept è chiaramente un esercizio di stile.

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Come sempre è una questione di gusto personale, a me piace l'idea di una macchina con tecnica e prestazioni da supercar, ma che non ha il fattore wow di altri marchi blasonati, il fatto che passi quasi inosservata (anche se forse non è il termine giusto) a tutti tranne che all'appassionato lo trovo addirittura un plus. Però capisco che invece ci sia chi da una sportiva voglia anche che si faccia notare.

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Che roba bellissima!

Ottimo lavoro in vista della GTR tutta nuova prevista per il 2020.


Sarà un caso che siano dovuti uscire i Giugiari da Italdesign, per fargli partorire un concept cosi' bello? ?

La teoria è quando si conosce il funzionamento di qualcosa ma quel qualcosa non funziona.

La pratica è quando tutto funziona ma non si sa come.

Spesso si finisce con il coniugare la teoria con la pratica: non funziona niente e non si sa il perché.

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