Nissan GT-R50 makes a big first impression at Goodwood | Video & 31 Pictures

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After releasing some poorly-lit preview pictures with consecutive GT-R50 announcements, Nissan revealed the car in full at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, the striking anniversary-edition GT-R developed in collaboration with Italdesign makes quite a memorable impression when swimming in the full light of day.

Nissan GT-R50


We previously looked through all the fast, ferocious vehicles from Goodwood 2018, but we figure the GT-R50 deserves its own spotlight given how much hype was behind the car leading into Goodwood. As we previously reported, the new car was designed by Nissan and engineered and built by Italdesign. It celebrates this year’s 50th anniversary of Italdesign and 2019’s 50th anniversary of the GT-R.

As compared to production GT-R models, the GT-R50 features tweaked dimensions, a striking gold-injected look, a big adjustable rear wing, upgraded suspension and braking systems, and a 710-hp twin-turbo V6 engine. The car’s gold contrast accents don’t look quite as shimmery and metallic in the raw as they did in the preview pictures, but it’s a visually impactful design, nonetheless.

The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


Nissan and Italdesign are mulling the idea of selling up to 50 custom-built models, and they think they’ll be able to fetch US$1 million for each one.

The one-minute video clip below shows the GT-R50’s rumbling Goodwood debut, and the longer second clip dives into the design process behind it.

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The GT-R50 includes “energetic sigma gold” accents all around


The GT-R50 rides on 21-in wheels


The GT-R50 gets a more 3-dimensional taillight design


The GT-R50 gets a more 3-dimensional taillight design


The GT-R50 includes a lot of that gold paint at the rear


Nissan and Italdesign worked together for the first time to develop the GT-R50


The Nissan GT-R50 celebrates 50 years of Italdesign and 50 years of the GT-R


The updated interior of the GT-R50


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


Inside the Nissan GT-R50


Nissan GT-R50


Nissan GT-R50


Nissan GT-R50


Nissan GT-R50


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


Nissan and Italdesign may offer a very limited number of GT-R50 models for sale


With an upgraded 710-hp twin-turbo V6, the GT-R50 brings plenty of power and speed to the Festival of Speed


Uncovering the all-new GT-R50


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The Nissan GT-R50 makes its official debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The GT-R50 features larger “samurai blade” air outlets behind the front wheels


The GT-R50 has an intense adjustable rear wing


A closer look at the GT-R50’s unique taillights and wing construction


The GT-R50 speeds forward at the Festival of Speed


Nissan GT-R50


Nissan’s Nismo branch employs GT3-derived turbochargers in helping the GT-R50 put out more than 100 hp above and beyond the GT-R Nismo

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