Thanks to an unprecedented response to the first announcement, Nissan says the GT-R50 Might see production. We told you about this 50th Anniversary of the GT-R last week, with a concept set to be unveiled July 12th at Goodwood. But Nissan is not known to build anything without the possibility of production.
Nissan and Italdesign have shed more light on this gorgeous car. Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s Senior VP of design said: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ideal setting to showcase the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which combines power and artistry to celebrate 50 years of inspiring the dreams of our customers. Just like the prototype itself, Goodwood is a celebration of design, performance, a little indulgence and a lot of love of historic and future automotive creativity. It’s the perfect setting to showcase a unique vehicle that will stir the imagination of people to dream even bigger.”
The real news in this press release is that NISMO has boosted their 3.8L V6 to 720 metric horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. A handbuilt engine in an Italian body is not an inexpensive combination so 50 examples could be priced at $1 Million each. Of course, we hope they give this car the green light, so stay with us for all your Goodwood and Nissan news.