GT-R50. The Italdesign Nissan

The Nissan GT-R is a four-seat sport coupe that’s received numerous updates since its 2009 debut. For 2021, there is a very limited edition GT-R50 model that celebrates the GT-R’s half-century in production. The GT-R50 takes the top-of-the-line GT-R Nismo and puts its styling into the hands of the famed Turin-based Italdesign firm. Good luck getting your hands on one, though, since not more than 50 will be produced and the price starts at $120K.

We were hoping to be able to share the news that the “regular” GT-R was going to receive a much-needed redesign for 2021, but Nissan is being very tight-lipped. We have reports that Nissan intends to keep the GT-R in production, which is good news. The prospect of a possible redesign makes it difficult to recommend buying a 2020 version, so keep checking back for up-to-date information.

According to rumors, it is said that the R36 generation of the GT-R wouldn’t hit the market till 2027! And yes it is from a credible source. So in that it mentions, the GT-R (R-35) would be given minor upgrades and tweaks so as to keep it market-ready. Oh and an increase in the price tag as well, we expect it to be around $120,000 or thereabouts. This year deliveries of the limited-run GT-R50 by ital design would begin. The GT-R50 gets a massive power bump to 520Kw, a massive increase over the regular GT-R. Alongside this, there has been a design overhaul carried out by Italdesign.

Does the 2021 Nissan GT-R have the same engine?

As we mentioned earlier, there won’t be any mechanical changes for the 2021 Nissan GT-R.  The stock engine produces some healthy figure of 416Kw. The acceleration figures are astounding. Back when it was launched in 2007, the official claims were 3 seconds, but there were runs made by few other petrolheads that revealed 2.7 seconds from 0-60 mph which was insane for 2007. These numbers are still impressive today.

Should you buy the 2021 Nissan GT-R?

Long-time fans of the GT-R would certainly appreciate Nissan’s tradition of ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. It is an impressive track car that is capable of assisting you in daily commutes. In spite of all, more than a decade has gone by. It is about time a major overhaul came, making the Godzilla a more powerful, meaner monster able to take on the new titans of the automotive industry.

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