12 February 2008
Or even R50. With the demise of the Q, Infiniti doesn't really have a flagship anymore, although the M35/M45 by all accounts is a better ride than the last Q45 was, but I find it hard to believe that Nissan is giving serious consideration to working up a GT-R variant to sell through Infiniti.
Still, Nissan design chief Shiro Nakamura told Britain's Car magazine (January):
"We have developed the platform and the transaxle powertrain an Infiniti version is a future possibility... I have not done a study yet, but we are thinking about it."
The most logical reason for this, of course, is to improve the take: Nissan knows perfectly well that the GT-R will be priced in Upper Gougeland no matter what they tell their dealers, and at least they can ask a few grand more up front from an Infiniti store.
So: R38. Or a V8-powered R50 or R55. (Nissan is believed to be working up a 5-liter, maybe 5.5-liter, V8 for the FX, to move it a bit farther up from the new EX.) The price? Start around $80k and keep going. For this kind of money, I could and would, if circumstances permitted go for his-and-hers G37s, and buy lots of gas with what's left.Posted at 10:27 AM to Driver's Seat