It’s happened folks, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We’ve looked at the images over and over again, marveling at the design. There might’ve been tears too, we can neither confirm nor deny these allegations.
Two Nissan factory GT3 racers, Lucas Ordóñez and Alex Buncombe had the honour of piloting the prototype GT-R50 up the 1.86km track at Goodwood. We imagine they’re in a state akin to nirvana right now. Showcasing the prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed highlights the importance of this event in the annual racing/showcase calender.
“The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ideal setting to showcase the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which combines power and artistry to celebrate 50 years of inspiring the dreams of our customers,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design. “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. It’s the perfect setting to showcase a unique vehicle that will stir the imagination of people to dream even bigger.”
The first-ever collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the GT-R50 prototype shown at Goodwood could become the blueprint for a limited run of hand-built production vehicles. The 536kW vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, and Italdesign, in 2018.