For the first time, Nissan is working with Italdesign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mid-engined supercar GT-R of the Japanese automaker and Italian design group.
The result is a prototype GT-R with an estimated 710 hp at 7,100 rpm and 575 lb.-ft. (780 Nm) Torque from 3,600 to 5,600 rpm, wrapped in a unique sheet metal and moldings.
The Custom GT-R50, which Nissan notes, does not suggest the next generation of super sports car (rumored to be due in 2020), answers the question: "What if we have a GT-R without Create boundaries, & # 39; and then actually build? " Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president-global design for the Japanese automaker, says in a statement.
Important Nissan / Italdesign GT-R exterior design features include gold trim around the car grille; a greater curvature of the hood; a lowered central roof, but elevated outer roof; Gold deposit in the cooling holes behind the front wheels; and a rear window line that descends longer and lower than on the standard GT-R, says Nissan.
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The interior has two carbon fiber surfaces (including steering wheel spokes), black Alcantara suede and black Italian leather. The gold paneling from outside the car is carried inward, with gold accents adorning the instrument panel, doors, and "futuristic, race car-inspired" switchgear, says the automaker.
Nissan's own design studios in London and La Jolla, CA, were responsible for the modified exterior and interior of the car, while Italdesign in Turin developed, engineered and built the GT-R50.
The prototype supercar is powered by a Nismo-upgraded version of the standard GT-R 3.8L V-6 VR38DETT engine. To achieve more than the 565-600 horsepower that the mill produces in other GT-Rs, engineers used optimized twin-high-flow turbochargers with large diameter and more competitive components as well as more robust pistons, connecting rods and bearings. The GT-R50 also features higher-flow injectors and optimized ignition, intake and exhaust systems.
The dual-clutch 6-speed standard GT-R has a reinforced rear axle and stronger differentials and drive shafts, says Nissan
The suspension is revised with the continuously variable damping system from Bilstein
The Nissan and the Italdesign GT-R50 will be launched in Europe in July.