speed manual / 7 auto RWD
hp @ 7,400 rpm
Nissan's premium brand Infiniti have just launched a new, more
sporting line of vehicles under the banner of "Infiniti
Performance Line", or IPL for short.
Their first vehicle is this, the IPL G Coupe, which was revealed
on 12 August 2010 at Pebble Beach in California.
The IPL G Coupe is based on the Infiniti
G37 Coupe, which is itself based on the Nissan
The Infiniti Performance Line isn't as hot or performance orientated
as say, Lexus' F range or BMW's M Sport, instead they are just
mildly upgraded versions of the company's already lightly enhanced
Nissan-based models. So you're quite right to ask; "what's
Well there isn't one really. If you're going to do an upmarket
line of products that's fine, but to then have to do an extra
upmarket model on top of that - which is still short of the
competition - then perhaps that's nature's way of telling you
to try something new. Or try harder. Again.
The IPL G Coupe is powered by a slightly (there's that word
slightly again) upgraded version of the G37's 3.7 litre V6 engine.
It now produces 348 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft of
torque @ 5,200
rpm. The increase in power was made possible thanks to a recalibration
of the engine's computer management system, and a new sports
exhaust. The transmission options include a close ratio six-speed
manual gearbox, and a seven speed automatic transmission.
The suspension setup has also been lightly tweaked and benefits
from a 20 percent increase in spring rate up front, and 10 percent
increase at the rear.
Stopping power has also been improved thanks to a new braking
system which uses 4-piston calipers at the front and 2-piston
calipers at the rear. Ventilated discs feature at all four corners.
In the looks and comfort departments Infiniti has spent some
time making the IPL G Coupe a little more refined than the standard
G37. There are new front and rear bumpers with integrated fog
lights, new side sills, a rear spoiler, twin chrome plated exhaust
tips and new 19" wheels. Also unique to the IPL G Coupe
is the interior trim colors, available in either graphite or
red, although the red interior is only available with the Malbec
Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission for some stupid
Other standard interior features of the Infiniti IPL G Coupe
include Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose premium audio system,
Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box Hard
Drive, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory
system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors,
RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar and moonroof. You can get all this
gear on in the G37 - but its not standard.
Similar and related vehicles:
Infiniti G37 Coupe
Infiniti G35 Coupe
Nissan 370Z (2009)
Infiniti Coupe Concept