Nissan to Sell Most Powerful GT-R Ever for $1.1 Million

Only 50 examples of the greatest Godzilla of all time will be produced.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Nissan has green-lit a limited production of the most powerful GT-R ever made. 

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.

Nissan_GT_R50_Production_Version___Exterior_Image_2

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.

If you want to buy the greatest Godzilla ever, visit GT-R50.nissan and contact Italdesign to begin planning a bespoke model.