Popular sports car launched with a new look, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 710 horsepower.
Launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, Nissan GT-R50 received much attention. Italdesign – one of VinFast’s design partners, cooperates with Nissan to create sports cars limited to 50 units worldwide. In particular, the car was announced with the 50th anniversary of the birth of Italdesign and GT-R.
GT-R50 is based on GT-R Nismo and Italdesign has designed more details that make the car’s exterior different from its predecessor. The head of the car is angled, slim LED headlights make the car more aggressive and sporty. The rear of the car retains four round taillights, equipped with a wing that can lift and lower at speed and the wind splitter under the rear bumper to increase aerodynamics.
Vehicles equipped with the 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine of the GT-R R35 Nismo GT3, but tuned to 710 horsepower and 780 Nm of torque. It comes with a brand new 6-speed dual clutch transmission.
Bob Laishley, director of Nissan’s global sports car division, said: “Our customers have enjoyed the personalized experience provided by Italdesign. They say the GT-R50 is a great model and I can say that every car will definitely be an independent masterpiece”.
In addition to the personalized program provided by Italdesign, owners of 50 cars can personalize the colors of the exterior and interior as they like. The Nissan GT-R50 costs $ 1.12 million, 5 times more expensive than the GT-R Nismo.
FIA and F1 have been preparing for more than two years to launch a new model, which is considered to be more competitive on the track. In addition, a series of new regulations, the most important of which are the financial limits, were detailed in the meeting on October 31.
The most important change in the new model is at the front. The front spoiler, designed perpendicularly on both sides in previous seasons, has been tapered and streamlined. Its two ends will carry a triangular metal plate, the tip pointed upwards.
In addition, the new design of the F1 car removed some details from the engine box and revised the middle part of the rear spoiler. This is an early model for the 2021 season, providing an initial look for fans. The design of each racing team will rely on this model to create their car and each vehicle will not be exactly like the one offered by FIA.