With both the Nissan GT-R and design house Italdesign celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, they have teamed up to create the Nissan GT-R50 concept. Italdesign was tasked with engineering and building the car, whilst the Nissan Design centres in London and America took care of the styling. The prototype was based off a 2018 GT-R NISMO and features bespoke bodywork with unique detailing, engine upgrades and adjustable rear wing.
"How often do you get to ask, 'What if we created a GT-R without limits,' and then actually get to build it?" said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior vice president for global design. "This is a rare window in time when two big moments intersect: 50 years of Italdesign shaping the automotive world and 50 years of Nissan generating excitement through our iconic GT-R. So to celebrate this convergence, Nissan and Italdesign created this custom GT-R to mark 50 years of engineering leadership."