Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign celebrates Godzilla’s 50th anniversary

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is a custom GT-R based on a GT-R NISMO featuring unique bodywork from the famed Italian design company. It’s the first time Italdesign has worked with Nissan.

It has performance to backup the looks, too. The normal GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 has been supplemented with bigger turbos from the GT3-class race car, along with bigger intercoolers, more aggressive cams and beefier internals including the pistons, rods, bearings and crankshaft. Combined, they allow the V6 to produce 710 horsepower and 780 N/m of torque.

In order to cope with the extra performance the differentials and axles are stronger to ensure nothing breaks when launching. Brembo six-piston brakes sit up front with four-piston units in the rear to stop the beast, and a Bilstein active suspension helps it corner.

Finally, the interior was updated to make it as special as the Italdesign exterior. It features loads of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and gold accents.
No plans for a production version of the GT-R50 have been announced. Nissan also emphasized that this is not a preview of the next generation GT-R. It’s just a special celebration of the model and the design company.

Would you like to see the GT-R 50 make it into regular production?

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Francesco Carlo

Automotive photographer based in Florence. If he's not behind the camera, you'll find him on a roadtrip at the wheel of a supercar.