Nissan started taking orders December 20 for a special-edition Nissan GT-R. Its purpose is to commemorate the company’s partnership with tennis Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.
Nissan plans to build up to 50 of the cars. The base for the car is the Nissan GT-R Premium edition grade. The model will come with three body colour options including Midnight Opal, Brilliant White Pearl as well as Meteor Flake Black Pearl.
Osaka helped match the colour schemes for the special-edition GT-R. Three new colour schemes have been developed for the commemorative model. They can also be combined with any of the body colours.
The car comes with LED high-mount stop lights on the dry carbon rear spoiler. It also has a golden model-number plate in the engine room.
Pricing for the car, to be sold in Japan only, will be announced next month.
Just days after her first Grand Slam championship, Nissan named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador. Nissan announced it in the Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one of Osaka’s first appearances in Japan since winning the title on Sept. 8.
Armed with her powerful groundstrokes and a strong serve, Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a women’s singles Grand Slam. Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-American father, she moved to the U.S. when she was 3 years old and competes for Japan.
Osaka said it is an honour for her to represent Japan and Nissan on the world stage.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) December 19, 2018