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Mega GT-R concept

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Undated Handout Photo. See PA Feature MOTORING News. Picture credit should read: Nissan/PA. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING News.

Design house Italdesign and the iconic Nissan GT-R turn 50 this year, so the two companies have teamed up to celebrate.

The result is a one-off concept car, named the Nissan GT-R50.

It’s based on the standard GT-R in hot Nismo form, but every element has been breathed upon either by Italdesign or by Nissan’s design centres.

No original exterior panel remains – even the roofline has been lowered by 54mm. The GT-R50 is longer and wider than the GT-R, too. The dramatic restyle sees the GT-R’s styling details taken to the extreme, such as the circular taillights which now sit proud of the rear fascia. A gaping grille and slim LED headlights make the front distinctive, while a gunmetal and gold colour scheme finishes off the exterior look.

The hand-built 3.8-litre V6 engine has been given an incredible 118bhp boost over standard – it now produces 710bhp and 780Nm of torque, over 592bhp previously.

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