Italdesign’s limited edition Nissan GT-R50 was revealed at the end of 2019 and received a radical design underpinned by high performance figures. The car still uses the legendary twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine, but it puts out a lot more power than what you can get in a regular GT-R. How to do it? Nismo has made engine and drivetrain changes that give 110 horsepower more than the standard GT-R Nismo.
Nismo developed the engine in collaboration with the Nissan Technical Center. The specialists used their racing know-how obtained from the GT-R Nismo GT3 with the FIA GT3 specification. Twelve percent of the engine is newly developed, including the turbocharger, connecting rods, pistons, fuel cells, camshafts, and a catalyst. The company has also reinforced the drivetrain using high-strength materials and modified surface treatments to provide extra power. The engine produces 710 hp. (529 kW) and 780 Nm of torque.
Nismo said that the car accelerates 0.8 seconds faster from zero 200 kilometers per hour compared to the current Nissan GT-R Nismo. Despite all its extra power, the engine is Euro 6 compliant and meets the continent’s stringent emission standards. Nissan has made several changes to the car outside of the engine, adding more powerful Brembo brakes to increase stopping power and installing Bilstein dampers for a redesigned, continuously variable damping suspension.
The GT-R50 also features a unique design and exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels. A new roof profile reshapes the coupe, and an adjustable wing helps keep the rear end of the body flush against the tarmac. Nissan did not update the interior, but added more carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara. Nissan plans to produce just 50 examples of the supercar, each of which will cost more than 990,000 euros. Deliveries will begin in mid-2021.