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2019 Nissan GT-R50 review


2019 Nissan GT-R50

What kind of gift would you give yourself on your own birthday? And what would you expect your subordinates or your grandchildren to bring to your birthday party. Especially if it’s your 50thth Birthday?

Well, what do automakers do to celebrate their company anniversary or to celebrate the life of a car that’s been alive for a long time? Surely they are releasing a high spec limited edition model that surpasses the current version. And everyone is starting to wish they could have one of these. Well, this isn’t a patent set up by a company. Despite being put on the market by a car manufacturer, it was never covered by any copyright law. Instead, it served as a legacy. And every year a special version comes out to commemorate the life of a long-lived company or an old model that is still active.

Last year, Nissan announced that it would celebrate the 50thth anniversary of his legendary GT-R. In 2019, the Nissan GT-R celebrated its 50th anniversary. Some of this was issued in the shadow of the actual successor brand. While most were given out as a purely single model.

Well, to bring all that happiness to life, Nissan has introduced the GT-R50. This car isn’t actually based on the actual GT-R. Instead, it gets most of its parts from the NISMO Edition GT-R. Well, it doesn’t have much to do with this car’s roots. Indeed, it has power, it can perform and it can outperform many of the GT-R’s competitors. And even that costs a lot. Well, the lowest price ever for a Nissan GT-R50 is around $1.05 million.

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Would you buy such an expensive car?


engine transmission hp torque
3.8L 6-speed automatic 710 hp 575 lb ft
0 – 62 MPH top speed body style MPG
2.4 sec 200km/h coupe 14 city / 20 highway


Bonnet of 2019 Nissan GT-R50

Nissan used the same GT-R NISMO concept to build the mechanism of this car. In a way, the GT-R50 borrowed everything from its NISMO sibling. The only difference is the power rating, which makes the GT-R50 slightly different from the other models in the GT-R series.

Well, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 prides itself on making the mechanism work. The estimated power rating for this car is around 710 hp with 575 lb-ft of torque. That’s 110 hp more than the GT-R NISMO Edition. Even the torque is around 96 lb-ft more. In addition, the powertrain is coupled to the same 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With so much rated power, we expect the GT-R50 to roll from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. And the expected top speed would be around 200 mph. However, a full test will have to be conducted once the GT-R50 is officially available from Nissan.

Before that, the Nissan GT-R50 is equipped with all-wheel drive. Certainly the handling is better than the rest of the GT-Rs. The steerability in particular would be far better than with the other models. Even the large braking system adds more fuel to this car’s braking ability.

Overall, there is only a minimal difference in the performance of the GT-R50 and the top GT-R equipment, the NISMO. Also, the rest of the mechanism is almost similar.

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2019 Nissan GT-R50 exterior

The whole difference is in the styling. Italdesign designed the exterior structure of this car. Well, they reworked the entire structure and gave it a whole new look. At the same time, the aerodynamic properties in the design have been significantly improved. And for this, Italdesign has taken various concepts from the motorsport versions of the GT-R. For example, the rear design including fenders was taken over from the GT3. In addition, the cosmetics include the LED lamps, 21-inch alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. In addition, the Bilstein suspension adds more damping capability to this car.

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Interior of the 2019 Nissan GT-R50

The interior also gets some drastic improvements. But it’s not much different than the setup found in the other models. Well, here you’d get carbon fiber finishes, black Alcantara leather on the seats, and gold and black accents on the door sills and above the cockpit. In addition, sports seats cover the interior, with the clearance available only for two people. And the trunk seems shy to carry anything.

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Characteristics of the Nissan GT-R50 2019

So far, it seems like Nissan has spent all their fortunes on the exterior design of this car. While inside tech isn’t that cool in the base ingredient. The infotainment touchscreen is available as an option. Alongside the base trim gets the old-fashioned stereo player. In addition, no control is mounted on the steering wheel. The only tech-savvy stuff included is the digital driver cluster display with a few configurable options.

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While navigation, mobile app support and performance recorder are only available on request. They are not standard in this car.

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2019 Nissan GT-R50 Safety

Under the safety pillar, the GT-R50 receives all essential passive safety equipment. It has airbags for the driver and other occupants. And the seat belts are pretty decent. The active safety features include the anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution. Before that, the driving dynamics features such as tire pressure monitoring system, blind spot monitoring and the other features are optionally available.

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Ferrari 488 Pista

The Ferrari 488 Pista is the next available option for competition. It has a similar power rating and performance expression. But it packs a few more cylinders under its hood than the GT-R50.

Well, the Nissan GT-R50 is certainly a dream car in terms of looks. And even if the performance caliber is higher than the NISMO edition, it would cut the fuel lines for a number of performance machines on the market. But only 50 pieces of the GT-R50 would be produced.


Mackenzie Bostock
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