Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign to debut at Goodwood Festival
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England on July 12.
The first-ever collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the GT-R50 prototype shown at Goodwood could become the blueprint for an extremely limited run of hand-built production vehicles. The vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, and Italdesign, in 2018. Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design, said, “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ideal setting to showcase the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which combines power and artistry to celebrate 50 years of inspiring the dreams of our customers. Just like the prototype itself, Goodwood is a celebration of design, performance, a little indulgence and a lot of love of historic and future automotive creativity. It’s the perfect setting to showcase a unique vehicle that will stir the imagination of people to dream even bigger.” Pending the GT-R50 by Italdesign’s reception at Goodwood and other global appearances in the coming months, a customer version inspired by the prototype may be created. No more than 50 units would be produced by Italdesign, with each car tailored for each customer, with a price estimated to start at about €900,000. The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign starts with Nissan’s latest GT-R NISMO and re-interprets it with a European-style sensibility, combining brute force with Italian craftsmanship and tailoring. With a special power plant that boasts up to 120PS over the stock engine and chassis and driveline upgrades, performance backs up the new look. Italdesign developed and built the car. Exterior and interior designs came from Nissan Design Europe and Nissan Design America.