The current Nissan GT-R has been on sale for a decade now, but is still one of the quickest and best handling cars in the world.
That’s why it has a starting price of $99,990, with top of the line models going for $1.1 million.
That second number isn’t a misprint, although it is a little misleading. Nissan has teamed up with Italian styling house Italdesign to build 50 special-edition cars to celebrate the GT-R’s 50th anniversary.
The cars are based on a special 710 hp version of the highest performance GT-R NISMO that also gets a retuned suspension and longer, wider custom bodywork with a dramatic grille surround, swept-back headlights and an adjustable rear wing.
Inside, the standard GT-R interior is trimmed with carbon fiber and Alcantara upholstery, but otherwise remains largely stock.
The GT-R has always been an acquired taste, but it has a rabid fan base among high-end performance car collectors and this edition is meant to tide them over until a true all-new GT-R debuts.
One is still a few years away. It will likely be electrified, but to what extent has not been determined. However, Nissan chief designer Alfonso Albaisa told Autocar earlier this year that it will retain the GT-R’s signature “brick” style “the fastest super sports car in the world,” likely referring to its time around a road-racing track rather than top speed.