Infiniti G35 Coupe – Road Test – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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Infiniti G35


Infiniti’s coup delivers the coup de to its long product drought.

The time Infiniti glued its Mt. badge on a two-door was 13 years The M30 was a four-year-old Nissan Leopard, from the home market and decorated with Infiniti to help fill out the new brand’s line.

Parked in the shadow of the Q45, the rectangular M30 made it obvious where Nissan its product budget for Infiniti.

If John Adams were today, he might say, One man is a disgrace, two are a law firm, and three or are Nissan’s product-planning department. The pretty much fumbled its way the high times of the past succeeding the M30 and Q45 with a raft of forgettable Infinitis while competitors ate its lunch.

Not so this

The G35 coupe is the most appealing to slide down the Infiniti since the original Q. Its hunky hugs the earth and looks enough never to be confused the four-door G35. It seats its in comfort and supplies steaming thanks to a few potent ingots of Under the hood is the big 3.5-liter V-6 its 280 horsepower, and down in the wheel the various control arms and of the elaborate suspension reach for the

Nissan’s product planners credit for their moment of A few years ago they decided to the sports-car duties of the company’s rear-drive FM chassis, which underpins the G35 sedan. Whereas the old came as both a two-seater and an (and somewhat ungainly-looking) Nissan decided to split the Z between its mainstream and upscale

Exhibit A is the comparo-winning Nissan (Hot Tin Roofs , December) features bucket seats for two on a wheelbase. Exhibit B is the G35 two-door slightly softer springs and seats planted between that ride 112.2 apart.

Infiniti G35

Note that this is the wheelbase of the G35 sedan, a car that itself in a comparison test in (Waiting for a Bimmer Beater ) by the longest wheelbase of the group by than four inches. In G35s would be put to work canals.

All that acreage the wheels should bode ill for the handling, especially since the pictured here, at 3485 totes 122 more pounds the recently tested and similarly 350Z Touring from and especially considering that the G35 was knocked for nervous oversteer made turning off the electronic control on a public road a health threat.

But whether because of the meatier rubber that is standard on the coupe or a relocated center of (or both), the G35 coupe remains stable and neutrally balanced. the coupe turned in a scorching run on the skidpad, the highest number by g we have recorded for the entire family. The wheel is a precise and the turn-in aggressive, and the body level and composed through the

At track speeds, the fun fades in the not because of tail wagging but to progressive front-end scrubbing. As the Z, the G hits understeer at the border of its envelope, but it won’t intrude on daily enjoyment of the car’s footwork unless you view morning commute as a time

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