The Italdesign, rocked our worlds as one of the coolest to debut in a while. But what makes this car even crazier is the notion that it very well could enter production., created with the help of Italian styling house
Nissan announced Monday that the GT-R50 will make its real-world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week. Goodwood will act as a bellwether for Nissan -- if there's enough demand, Nissan says a production version of the GT-R50 "may be created." So you're telling me there's a chance...
If the concept heads to production, Nissan estimates that it and Italdesign will build just 50 examples, each of which will start at around 900,000 euros (about $1.05 million). That's only 10 times the cost of a base GT-R. Only.
But even driving an entire fleet of GT-Rs down the street won't pull the sort of attention that a single GT-R50 would. Based on a standard GT-R, the GT-R50 rocks entirely new bodywork with a lower roofline, fatter fenders and "floating" taillights. The interior did away with its infotainment screen in favor of a racier instrument cluster and an Alcantara-wrapped dashboard.
While it might still use the GT-R Nismo's twin-turbocharged V6, it turned the power up -- way up. Thanks to turbochargers borrowed from the GT-R GT3 race car and beefier driveline components, the GT-R50 concept puts out a delightful 710 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. If you're anywhere near Goodwood this week, it'd behoove you to make the trek to see this concept in person.