Nissan GT-R50 takes to the track
The million-dollar Godzilla, Nissan’s GT-R50 by Italdesign, is literally on track for deliveries in 2021. As you can see in this latest video, beyond its wild Italian styling the GT-R50 has been weaponized for circuit driving.
The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 motor produces 710 hp. That’s 110 hp up on the GT-R Nismo, on which the car is based. There’s a beefed-up six-speed dual-clutch transmission, bigger Brembo brakes and continuously-adjustable Bilstein dampers. The GT-R50’s special 21-inch alloy wheels wear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires sized at 255/35 R21 at the front and 285/30 R21 at the rear.
As it hoons around the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Italy you can see the active aerodynamics hard at work, gluing the Nissan to the asphalt. It’s just a shame the music dominates and you can’t hear the sound of that NISMO-tuned V-6.
As the name suggests, just 50 units will be made so this is potentially the only time you’ll ever see one driven in anger.