Hotted-up Nissan takes on famous Belgian circuit. Plenty of high-speed fly-bys ensue.
The limited-edition Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is a show-stopping take on the R35 GT-R formula, debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now it's been let loose on Spa-Francorchamps, in a manufacturer-produced video.
It might be a special car worth almost $1.5 million, but the driver isn't holding back. We get a good look at the GT-R50 taking on Eau Rouge, as photographers lean through the barriers for a better look.
Power comes from the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 from the GT-R Nismo, with outputs boosted to 530kW and 780Nm by new turbochargers, larger intercoolers, a heavy-duty crankshaft and a raft of other detail changes. There's also a reinforced transmission, a stronger diff and tougher driveshafts.
Obviously, there's also that bespoke exterior treatment to set it apart from normal GT-Rs. With plenty of matte grey, gold and carbon-fibre scattered around, along with the unique front- and rear-end detailing, it's a seriously pretty thing.
Here's hoping it serves as a precursor to the next Godzilla.