Nissan’s gorgeous GT-R50 by Italdesign won’t be coming to Singapore

Derryn Wong

Official Nissan distributor says there are no plans to import the 50-unit special coachbuilt version of the supercar that costs S$1.54-million


It’s Nissan’s most gorgeous, real-life car in decades, taking the mechanicals of the Nissan GT-R and layering on a coachbuilt body by Giugiaro-founded company, Italdesign.

Only 50 of them will be made, and each costing 990,000 Euros, however Singapore buyers with S$1.54-million burning a GT-R-sized hole in their pocket will be out of luck: there aren’t any units slated for Singapore, officially, according to distributor Tan Chong Motors. 

It’s a Giugiarofied GT-R and bloody gorgeous

Revealed as a full production model in 2018, the car has been built to celebrate 50 years of both the GT-R, and Italdesign, which celebrated their five-decade anniversary in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Deliveries to global customers begin in late 2020. 

The underpinnings are of the up-tuned GT-R Nismo model, but taken a step further: 710hp and 780Nm of torque from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, uprated powertrain to take the additional strain, special Bilstein dampers and stronger Brembo brakes. 

The design is of course, the main draw. This is one of Nissan’s wildest production models ever, only the Nissan R390 GT1 homologation special can claim to be more eye-catching. 

Italdesign gave the car the full coachbuilding makeover – which is how some of the most beautiful cars of the past were made – with squintier headlamps, more curves over the roofline, and the signature quad-taillights very reminiscent of the GT-R R34 model.

With only 50 units available worldwide, it’s likely all the cars have already been spoken for, but we wouldn’t be surprised if one eventually shows up here anyway, perhaps in the Wearnes’ Automotive climate-controlled car storage facility. 

The cost will be the least barrier to deep-pocketed car collectors based in the region, with S$1.54-million which is still far short of a Bugatti Chiron or Veyron, both of which have had units sold here through dealer Wearnes Automotive. 


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Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor has a keen interest in all things mechanical, technological, animal and mineral. He's particularly fascinated by eco-cars and cars which make no logical sense. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he also enjoys cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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