08 Feb Driving Innovation – Nissan GT-R50
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Moncalieri, Italy, Italdesign is one of the leaders in providing a wide range of development services for the automotive industry. Nissan teamed up with Italdesign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the GT-R and Italdesign. The collaboration resulted in a custom edition of this iconic vehicle. This golden anniversary is evident in the stunning design that incorporates contrasting gold elements and inlays. The golden touch also extends to the interior where it accents the instrument panel, doors and the switchgear. Based on the 2018 GTR- NISMO, the GT-R50 is lower, longer and wider. It’s a Gran Turismo without limits whose engine is a 3.8 litre VR38DETT by NISMO® and whose transmission is a reinforced dual clutch sequential 6-speed rear transaxle. With over 700 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, the suspension and brakes were upgraded to handle the extra power. This engineering masterpiece has a commanding presence and it champions Japanese performance meeting Italian craftsmanship.