$1.2m Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign on Track! | FIRST DRIVE

Added on Jul 2, 2020

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I had a truly special opportunity to drive the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign! With a price tag of €1m plus taxes (or approx $1.2m) it's a celebration for the 50th anniversaries of both GT-R and Italdesign with a totally new look formed on a Nismo GT-R. With very few outings to date, this is a really exclusive opportunity to get a feel for what it's like.

The GT-R50 by Italdesign has an entirely new body wrapped over the latest generation of Nismo GT-R. It sits 54mm lower and as such as a very sleep appearance, with significantly more attractive bodywork than found on the regular GT-R models. In terms of performance it has a 3.8l TT V6 but now runs 710hp/780nm instead of the stock 600hp/652nm, with a reinforced gearbox, diff and driveshafts with improved Bilstein suspension and Brembo brakes too.

During my visit to Dubai, I was invited to head to the Dubai Autodrome to take part in an experience with the car out on track alongside perspective customers, giving me a very rare opportunity to present the GT-R50 to you on video. Of course it was a fantastic day, and an amazing chance to drive! Joining me in the video is Suhail Jefferies, father of racing driving Axcil Jefferies.


Episode title$1.2m Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign on Track! | FIRST DRIVE
Episode number2
Date addedJuly 2, 2020
Original dateJanuary 29, 2019
Run time13:51
CategoryFeature magazine


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