Monday 21 September 2020

Nissan GT-R50 deliveries to kick off by 2020-end

DUBAI, December 12, 2019

Auto giant Nissan has announced that its first customer model, GT-R50, by Italdesign, a design and engineering company based in Turin, Italy, will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March, before deliveries of the limited-edition car begin in late 2020.

Customer demand for the production version of the car has been strong, with a significant number of deposits already taken, and customers across the globe are in the process of selecting personal specifications for their vehicles, said a statement from Nissan.

Powering each GT-R50 by Italdesign is a Nismo-tuned 720 PS hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6, thus making the limited-edition car - of which only 50 will be produced - even more attractive to collectors.

A limited number of reservations for the remaining models are still available, it added.

In Japan, customers can now purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co, a subsidiary of VT Holdings, which has been appointed official importer and distributor for these exclusive cars in the country.

Bob Laishley, global sports car programme director at Nissan, said: “Our customers have relished the personalised experience provided by Italdesign, who have a long tradition in the exclusive field of ultra-rare, bespoke high-performance vehicles.”

“Their experience with the GT-R50 has been incredible and I can say first-hand that each car will certainly be a standalone masterpiece,” he added.

Subject to certification and homologation in all relevant markets, customers can expect to get behind the wheel of their personalised Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign sometime between late 2020 and the end of 2021, it said.

Nissan said it had collaborated with  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 prototype vehicle, which debuted in June 2018, was on display at this year’s Nismo Festival, held at Fuji Speedway on December 8. The model will subsequently be shown at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo’s Ginza district later this month, and at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service


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