Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 Debuts at Goodwood

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The future automotive creativity or the next Batmobile coupe?

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England, on July 12. The result of the first collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the GT-R50 prototype “could become the blueprint” for an extremely limited run of hand-built production vehicles.

The vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, and Italdesign, in 2018. Odds on it will be built and be very expensive.

“Just like the prototype itself, Goodwood is a celebration of design, performance, a little indulgence and a lot of love of historic and future automotive creativity,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design. It’s the perfect setting to showcase a unique vehicle that will stir the imagination of people to dream even bigger.”

Pending the GT-R50 by Italdesign’s reception at Goodwood and other global appearances in the coming months, a customer version inspired by the prototype may be created. No more than 50 units would be produced by Italdesign – with each car tailored for each customer – with a price estimated to start at about €900,000. Yes, that’s not a typo – ~$1.2 million at current exchange rates.

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