Nissan GT-R50 2019: the most expensive Nissan car ever produced

05/04/2019

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Developed to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R and Italdesign, the ultra-exclusive GT-R50 will be limited to strictly 50 cars. Nissan is already accepting orders from deep-pocketed buyers and will start customer deliveries in 2019. Read more details below!

1. Nissan GT-R50 2019 price & brief introduction

The company NISSAN traces its name to the Nissan Zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group. Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a partnership between Nissan of Japan, Mitsubishi Motors of Japan and Renault of France. Recently, of all the awesome Nissan brands, the new NISSAN GT-R50 2019 has been revealed as the most expensive Nissan car in the world.

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The boxy front look of the Nissan GT-R50 2019

The 2019 GT-R50 is the most expensive new Nissan money can buy with an eye-watering starting price of €990,000 before taxes and options. That means you have to pay at least 400 million naira to order a GT-R50 2019, then may pay millions more to get it delivered, imported and cleared in Nigeria.

Developed to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R and Italdesign, the ultra-exclusive GT-R50 will be limited to 50 cars only. The carmaker is already accepting orders from generous buyers and expects to deliver the special product in 2019. However, converting a Nissan GT-R Gismo to the R50 specification takes time, which makes deliveries continue through 2020.

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2. Nissan GT-R50 2019 production, design and features

The Nissan GT- R50 2019 which has been regarded as Nissan's most expensive car in the world is more than just a GT-R Nismo with an Italy design makeover. This is because the R50, offers 710 horsepower from its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine or an extra 110 hp over the standard Nismo. Not only that, the torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm). The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is the most powerful and priciest GT-R variant to date.

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Italdesign has helped to boost the value of the Nismo

Only 50 of these slick limited-edition speed demons will be built by the famed Italian coachbuilder founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro at a cost equivalent to $1.1 million per (~N399.97 million)

Aside from gaining more power, the R50 comes with a reworked suspension with a continuously adjustable damping Bilstein system and has upgraded Brembo brakes. Other changes include a reinforced six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, beefier differentials, and stronger driveshaft’s necessary to cope with the extra power.

The GTR-50 also has custom exterior and interior colors beyond the prototype model's gray and gold. The production model features enlarged side-view mirrors and a resculpted rear valance to accommodate a license plate. Conventional instrumentation replaces the all-digital cluster and metal toggle switches. The carbon-fibre instrument cowl is gone, too, and the steering wheel is less ornate. An infotainment system protrudes from the dash while the corner air vents shed their elaborate, layered construction. Nissan likely deemed it too expensive to homologate such custom parts.

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Interior design of the Nissan GT-R50

Riding on 21-inch wheels, the GT-R50 retains just the regular GT-R's stocky styling cues while trimming its visual bulk this is as a result of the stretched body. From behind, sharp vertical and horizontal creases blend into a large contoured fascia with small exhaust tips set within a simple venture splitter.

The flat hood takes a steep dip to a wide, octagonal opening flanked by thin headlights. The entire car manages to be square and smooth all at once, with neither aspect overpowering the other.

In the engine room, the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 now makes a Hellcat-worthy 710 horsepower and 585 lb-ft of torque, a massive leap from the GT-R NISMO's 600 ponies and 481 lb-ft. Larger turbochargers, lifted from the GT-R GT3 race car, work with bigger intercoolers and high-flow fuel injectors and oil jets. The crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, bearings, and camshafts wear new part numbers, while the differentials, driveshafts, and six-speed dual-clutch transmission have been beefed up. New Bilstein adaptive dampers also are on hand. Inside, the GT-R50 features a minimalist center stack with just three chrome toggle switches, a wide protruding metal vent, and a couple of HVAC controls.

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Every detail is enhanced to ensure the car power & aesthetic value

All these features show how much effort Nissan has put into the GT-R50, thereby deeming it fit for the most expensive Nissan car in the world title. However, the automobile world is dynamic and ever improving, in few months to come another brand might take this title.

3. Why Nissan GT-R50 2019 was born - History of Nissan production

In 2018, Nissan celebrated 50 combined years of manufacturing in the U.S. As it's Tennessee plant marks its 35th anniversary and its Mississippi facility celebrates its 15th, hence the production of Nissan GT-R50 2019.

In the U.S., Nissan facilities assemble more than 1 million vehicles a year and employ more than 22,000 people, including 17,000 manufacturing jobs. More than 9,000 new jobs have been created by Nissan since mid-2011.

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Somewhat weird if looked from above but that's make it stand out

Assembly of Nissan vehicles began in the U.S. in 1983 at the Smyrna Assembly Plant in Tennessee, a plant that now employs 8,400 people and has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles. The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi opened in 2003 and its more than 6,400 workers have capacity to produce 450,000 vehicles a year. The Canton assembly plant celebrated its 4 millionth vehicle assembled in March of 2018.

The very first vehicles in the long history of Nissan were produced in 1914 under the Datsun name in Japan. The first manufacturing plant, the Yokohama plant, began production in 1935, now the Nissan Global headquarters, it still serves as a manufacturing centre.

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Chuchu Ikazoboh
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