The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is a limited-production variant of the Nissan GT-R NISMO, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT-R nameplate.
- Text originally from the Nissan GT-R's Wikipedia article.
To celebrate the GT-R's 50th anniversary, Nissan has announced that, in 2019, they will introduce a limited-production GT-R called the GT-R50. Only fifty of these cars will be produced. The GT-R50 shares its powertrain with the GT-R Nismo but is rated at 530 kW (721 PS; 711 hp) and 780 N⋅m (575 lb⋅ft) of torque.
Upgrades to the engine include large diameter turbochargers shared with the GT3 specification GT-R, a heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons and connecting rods, a modified intake system, a new exhaust system, a recalibrated gearbox, and a reinforced differential. The rear suspension system uses Bilstein continuously variable dampers and the car uses carbon-ceramic brakes. The GT-R50 comes standard in 21-inch carbon-fibre wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The design of the bodywork is a result of a collaboration between Italdesign and Nissan, with the former celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. Construction of the bodywork is mainly of aluminum and carbon-fibre.
It was originally shown as a concept car not intended for production. Nissan decided to produce fifty of them to celebrate Nissan's 50th anniversary but it was delayed 2 years to 2020 due to modifications required to make it road legal.
The design was developed by a team of Nissan's European and American designers and has been described as a "car within a car". The front and back sections are designed so they appear to be emerging from the bodywork. Key design elements include a redesigned rear section, stretched LED headlamps at the front, a power bulge on the hood, a lowered roofline, and "Samurai blade" cooling ducts behind the front wheels.
The first production model of the GT-R50 was revealed in May 2020 in Italy. It retains all the design elements of the prototype such as the new headlamps, the bumper designs, splitters, rocker panels, active rear wing, hollow taillamps, and dual tailpipes.
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, named Nissan GTR-50 Italdesign, was added in the Festive Season Update as a high Class B car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 2,089 ( 45)
- rank: 2,372
- rank: 2,775 ( 17)
- rank: 3,136 ( 23)
- rank: 3,652 ( 32)
- rank: 4,153 ( 45)
At its stock rank, the Nissan GTR-50 Italdesign has a top speed rating of exactly 330—identical to the Italdesign Zerouno at stock—good acceleration rating (76.60), and below average handling (44.93) and nitro efficiency (39.80) ratings.
The Nissan GTR-50 Italdesign's suspension is softer than average, thus making the car prone to a bit of "bounce" when driving on uneven roads, with its innermost wheel occasionally "skipping" while drifting. The car is still generally more stable than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, however.
The Nissan GTR-50 Italdesign offers very strong performance for multiplayer, with a high top speed, quick acceleration and good handling. The GTR-50's only downside is its average nitro efficiency.
1 blueprint for the Nissan GTR-50 Italdesign was rewarded for reaching Tier 20 in the Festive Season, with an additional 5 blueprints given out once the player has purchased the Legend Pass, which costs real money. Blueprints for the GTR-50 could also be obtained during the Koenigsegg Gemera's Drive Syndicate event, where they could be purchased for Syndicate Coins once players obtained 250,000 in the event. Players also received a reward of 35 GT-R50 blueprints upon obtaining 250,000.
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