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Infiniti G35

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By the spring of 2002, Infiniti enter perhaps the most market for a luxury automaker days, the so-called near-luxury class that includes the BMW the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz C-class, and the IS300. Its entry there, the rear-drive Infiniti G35, will be identical with a new generation of the Nissan Skyline performance car only in Japan.

There’s angst in Japan the Skyline losing its traditional brake lights and 2.6-liter six-cylinder engine. Nissan has these items with angular LED brake lights and a V-6 Nissan conceived this for a world market and decided to from the accepted Skyline

As the new kid on the sports-sedan block, North will take the G35 at face It must deliver the goods. And means it must look and stylish, handle well, and decent interior and luggage

The front styling boasts understated lines. The overall of the G35 comes from the XVL show car at the 2000 Detroit auto At 184.0 inches overall on a wheelbase, the G35 will be one of the biggest in its class.

That pays off in head- and legroom throughout the Its wheelbase is roughly six inches than that of the BMW 3-series or the IS300.

Comfort is one thing, but if expected to compete with sports sedans in a way that its I30 never did, it had to focus on It’s a good omen the man in charge of the design was Nissan’s Le Mans and Group C racing manager, Kazutoshi Mizuno. begins with packaging, and refers to the G35 as having an FM package, for midship, because the V-6 is located of the front axle for better distribution.

Drawing on his racing experience, sculpted the Skyline/G35 to an amazingly low of drag (0.27) and attained a aerodynamic package no need for unsightly rear wings.

Infiniti G35

The body is a dual bulkhead that helps damp and isolate the cabin from and heat. The test car we drove in was the top-of-the-line Skyline with a V-6 producing 260 horsepower at 6400 The 3.0-liter delivers superbly acceleration with strong to midrange torque.

The five-speed automatic shifts and has a responsive manumatic function. We can similarly low NVH levels in the G35.

next year, when the G35 on sale in the U.S. it will be by a version of the 3.5-liter V-6 from the Maxima that pumps out 270 horses.

Mizuno wanted a flatter, balanced ride compared that of the previous Skyline, so he the predecessor’s four-wheel multilink By incorporating alloy arms and a pivot system on the front, weight was reduced by 25 percent with the old car. The ride and capabilities for the new car are outstanding.

By relocating the points of the springs and shock on the rear suspension, Nissan has friction by 70 percent. The new model ripple control shocks work to absorb the smallest of or road undulations. This is to maximize tire contact the road.

The brake-pedal … is short, and the feels firm. Mizuno set up the distribution to use the rear brakes heavily than on the previous car (63 front, 37 percent rear). A wheelbase with a weight of 52-48 (front to rear) to maximize stability under

An improved ABS also appears on the new and the American-market G35 will come a stability-control system.

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