What are the reasons behind the lack of demand for this rare Nissan supercar?

    The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, one of the rarest supercars with only 19 ever made, failed to meet its auction price over the weekend. This limited-edition collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign was initially introduced as a concept at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Italdesign and the Nissan GT-R. With a base price of €990,000 ($AU1.65 million), the GT-R50 boasted impressive features, including a powerful 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine. However, despite its exclusivity, the car did not generate enough demand, and only 19 units were produced out of the planned 50. Orders for the GT-R50 were closed in July 2022 after three and a half years of availability. The Munich auction where the GT-R50 was listed also featured other rare models, such as a 1973 Ferrari Daytona Spider and a 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL, which sold for significantly higher prices. The GT-R50’s lower desirability was evident in its lower selling price compared to a regular R35 Nismo GT-R, hinting at a potential misstep in the supercar world. However, only time will tell if the GT-R50 will ultimately find its place in automotive history.

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