The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 February 2008

R38?

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


Ah heck. I can get you a much better deal on a GLOCK 37.

Posted by: fits at 6:06 PM on 12 February 2008

Which would be useful if someone breaks into my garage, I suppose.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:00 PM on 12 February 2008