Here at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington, we don’t just sell cars that are reliable. We also sell cars that are a ton of fun to drive. One of those is the Nissan GT-R, a sporty model that’s been impressing drivers for years. Now a special concept based on that car has been unveiled to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, and it looks like some lucky drivers may even get to drive it.

Nissan designers teamed up with Italdesign to develop this new concept. The Nissan GT-R50 is based on the Nissan GT-R Nismo and designed to celebrate the sporty car’s fiftieth anniversary. Naturally, it gets some new bodywork that sets it apart from the production model and even some previous special editions, This new Nissan car has a new hood, thinner headlights, a lower roofline, and a new paint job. The Nissan brand calls the color “Liquid Kinetic Gray” and it matches well with “Energetic Sigma Gold” accents. The Nissan GT-R50 even has some custom 21-inch wheels to show off.

Of course, when it comes to a vehicle like this you want to know how much power it has. A custom 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine can produce 710 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan GT-R50 has the power to back up its sporty exterior.

Fortunately this won’t just be some one-off concept though. Nissan engineers will work with Italdesign to actually build fifty examples of the Nissan GT-R50. It might be a bit out of the price range of many drivers, but we can all still appreciate the Nissan GT-R50 as it shows off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

So when you’re looking for a car that’s so much fun to drive, visit our Nissan dealership near Peoria. Our expert Nissan dealers will make it easy to find a new or pre-owned vehicle that you’ll love to drive. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!