Not everyone is a fan of the looks on the limited-run Nissan GT-R50 by Italian design company Italdesign, whose name sums its purpose up well. But if you are a fan and you’ve got a spare $1.1 million or so to drop on it, the order books are now open. There are only 50 slots, so move on it now. We’ve known the price tag and details on the GT-R50 for months, but Nissan announced Friday that the final production design is settled and ordering is open. If you didn’t like the design and hoped the companies would cave between its debut and the car going on sale, that’s too bad. Nissan said Friday that the car’s exterior is “virtually unchanged from the prototype first shown in July.” As there are only 50 spots for the production version of the car, this is probably the closest an ultra-wealthy person can get to feeling the rush of a Black Friday television deal—without the discount, of course. The price is also unchanged from months ago, with Nissan announcing that the car starts at 990,000 euros before options and taxes, which is more than $1.1 million at current exchange rates. The announcement also said that while the prototype was gray with gold accents, all 50 customers will get to choose their color combinations for the exterior and interior. Nissan didn’t say whether the gold was optional, but if anyone drops more than $1.1 million on a Nissan GT-R and doesn’t want gold on… [Read full story]
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