We are nearing the end of this generation of Nissan GT-R, but the Japanese brand plans to unleash one absolute monster before production ends.
Pictured here is the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, and it's important because the engine in that will be powering the Nissan GT-R Final Edition.
Based on a report by Best Car Web, the production of this generation of Nissan GT-R is winding down, with an all-new model due in 2023 at the very earliest. However, Nissan is not going to quietly end things as plans are afoot to introduce an absolute monster as a fitting send-off. The limited-edition GT-R50 by Italdesign is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6, which produces a thundering 530 kW and 780 Nm. Unlike the Italdesign version, this final edition GT-R is going to not going to have an insane price tag. As it stands, Best Car Web predicts the Nissan GT-R R35 Final Edition will cost around $377k. That's a lot of money, granted, but in comparison to the Italdesign's $1 million tag, it's a bargain.
The engine in question has been substantially upgraded by Nissan's Motorsport arm Nismo and features a turbocharging setup straight from the GT3 race car. The car will also feature upgrades to the dual-clutch transmission as well as much larger intercoolers. The standard Nissan GT-R is not slow by any means. With a claimed acceleration time of 2.9 seconds to 100 kph, it's one very quick machine. This Final Edition is expected to shave a few tenths off this time.
For those looking into the future, the all-new generation of Nissan GT-R is expected to be revealed in 2023 and could feature a hybrid powertrain.