To celebrate 50 years of the Japanese automaker's flagship supercar and jaw-dropping custom builds by Italdesign, the companies have joined forces to create just 50 examples of the beastly GT-R50.
This "ultimate expression of the GT-R" began life as a 600-hp GT-R NISMO. The Turin, Italy-based design firm gave it beefier wheel flairs and a more pronounced hood bulge before adding gold accents around the front grill, cooling inlays and tailgate.
Then Nissan's in-house performance division stepped in. NISMO engineers used their F1 pedigree to hand-assemble and tune the twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 to produce 120 more horses, giving the GT-R50 a grand total of 720 hp.
The original press release has further details on mechanical specs:
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.
Through the original GT-R50 prototype was displayed in a special gray paint coat, other colorways —like the blue featured above—will be offered.
Nissan has set the GT-R50's price at $1.13 million, which is over 11 times what the base model sells for. Must be all of those gold accents.