This $1.1 Million Nissan GT-R50 Is The Ultimate Godzilla
The 50th anniversary Japanese supercar is the most powerful Nissan ever.
The long-awaited Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been mercifully unveiled in its final form. Gearheads will recall that the most powerful and exclusive “Godzilla” serves as a 50th anniversary tribute to both the Japanese automaker’s flagship supercar and the Turin, Italy-based luxury design house.
Italdesign gave what started life as a GT-R NISMO beefier wheel flairs and a more pronounced hood bulge. The GT-R50 badges on the front grille and rear quarter fender are still shown with gold accents, but the cooling inlays, tail and mirrors are now finished in a high-gloss black paint coat.
NISMO engineers used their F1 pedigree to hand-assemble and tune the GT3 twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 to produce 120 more horses, giving the GT-R50 a monstrous 720 hp.
Other power plant upgrades include a heavier duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and bearings, higher-flow fuel injectors, and an optimized ignition, intake and exhaust.
A dual-clutch sequential six-speed transmission that’s reinforced with stronger differentials and drive shafts direct the power to the wheels.
As previously reported, each GT-R50 runs for an astronomical $1.1 million. A couple more vehicles will be delivered in 2020, followed by the rest in 2021.