Nissan GT-R50 Prototype Model by Italdesign Goes on Display in Ginza alongside Custom-Made Grand Seiko watch
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, the ultimate expression of the Nissan GT-R supercar, will be on display for a limited time at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district starting today. The Nissan GT-R50 is finished in special Liquid Kinetic Gray with distinctive Energetic Sigma Gold accents. Its hand-built 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine, enhanced by NISMO using its GT3 racing experience, delivers an estimated 720 ps and 780 Nm of torque. The prototype model combines the GT-R’s legendary performance with bespoke Italian craftsmanship.
Nissan collaborated with Turin-based Italdesign to create the model, based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO, in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018. The vehicle be on display at Nissan Crossing until Nov. 25. The car’s overwhelmingly positive reception has inspired the possibility of a 50-vehicle limited production run. The price tag for each custom-made car may start at about 117 million yen ($1,042,659.).
The 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R is a famous ancestor of the GT-R50. Nissan Crossing is also showing the 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R – a famous ancestor of the GT-R50 that was custom-built for the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show – as well as the Nissan Concept Vision 2020 Gran Turismo, a favorite among fans.
Alongside the Nissan GT-R50, Seiko Watch Corp. will also show a special custom-made Grand Seiko Sports Collection Spring-Drive Chronograph GMT watch, featuring the GT-R50. Seiko’s flagship salon, at Ginza Wako across from Nissan Crossing, will accept orders for the watch starting today.