Remember the specially-commissioned Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign? Well, Nissan has revealed the production version of the show car, and just 50 units of the reimagined Godzilla will be made.

Exterior-wise, the production car has stayed true to the concept, with a redesigned diffuser – incorporating the rear number plate – being the only noticeable change. Although the concept featured a two-tone Liquid Kinetic Grey and gold finish, buyers can ultimately decide on their choice of colours, including the striking blue hue you see here.

Speaking of which, the interior gets the same gold theme with race-inspired dashboard, now outfitted with the standard GT-R’s steering wheel, instrument cluster and infotainment system. The concept was finished with a black Alcantara dashboard wrap, carbon fibre trimmings and black Italian leather seats, and you can expect some degree of customisation for the cabin on the production car.

The GT-R50 concept was built on the bones of the GT-R Nismo facelift, powered by a reworked version of its 3.8 litre VR38DETT twin-turbo V6. The engine was uprated to make 720 PS at 7,100 rpm and 780 Nm of torque from 3,600 to 5,600 rpm, representing a significant 120 PS and 128 Nm jump over the donor car.

This was achieved via larger GT3-spec turbochargers, bigger intercoolers, higher-flow fuel injectors and optimised ignition, intake and exhaust systems. Power was routed through a strengthened, rear-mounted six-speed dual-clutch transmission to the GT-R’s ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, equipped with reinforced differentials and driveshafts.

Other upgrades included a tweaked chassis with new Bilstein DampTronic I continuously adjustable damping system, new Brembo disc brakes with red six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. The 21-inch alloys – uniquely designed for this car – are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres measuring 255/35 R21 up front and 285/30 R21 behind.

Now, pricing. The GT-R50 has a starting price of 990,000 euros (RM4.7 million), and that’s excluding taxes and options. If you can stomach that price, expect your ride to be delivered starting next year.


GALLERY: Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign concept