This is the next gen G35 concept. Typically concept cars are used to capture attention. The final version will be a little less "exotic". However, it will look VERY similar to what we see in these picture. From speculation recently, it will be a G45 with a 4.5L v8 engine. The rumors were suggesting a 450Z, but I guess Nissan chose to unveil the Infiniti version first. The G sedan concept is expected to be shown in April, and no news on the Z yet. This is Nissan's big year:Pretty cool.... but, I'm not too thrilled about the rear end
Is this a G35 or something new?
Wow, that's some of the best news I've ever heard from Nissan! I'm really excited about all of their new cars and technology coming out. Rock on Nissan! :yourock:This is the next gen G35 concept. Typically concept cars are used to capture attention. The final version will be a little less "exotic". However, it will look VERY similar to what we see in these picture. From speculation recently, it will be a G45 with a 4.5L v8 engine. The rumors were suggesting a 450Z, but I guess Nissan chose to unveil the Infiniti version first. The G sedan concept is expected to be shown in April, and no news on the Z yet. This is Nissan's big year:
G Coupe concept
G sedan concept coming soon
Z Concept ??
I think the big question is what is the next powerplant in these cars? The vq35 has been around for awhile now, and the 3.5L is tapped out unless there are Turbo variants. From reading, the 4.5L v8 engine is not much heavier than the 3.5 v6, and the difference in weight could easily be removed elsewhere with a new chassis (also rumored to be in work for the GTR). Considering all of the rumors, it suggests a new lightweight platform is being designed for the GTR, and to offset costs, it will be used on these other vehicles as well.
Infiniti today unveiled a dramatic new concept vehicle, the Infiniti Coupe Concept, at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. Infiniti also showed the new 2006 FX luxury crossover SUV, which has been refined with exterior and interior enhancements and greater differentiation between the V8-powered FX45 and V6-equipped FX35 models.
The Coupe Concept continues the Infiniti tradition of merging design and performance. It takes Infiniti’s vibrant design vocabulary, which has helped establish Infiniti as one of the most dynamic brands in the luxury market, and elevates it to the next level.
Among the Coupe Concept’s exterior design features are a full-length glass panel roof, modulated front fenders and hood, deep front spoiler and large projector headlights, polished bare metal-look paint, compact camera outside rearview mirrors, hidden door handles and large 20-inch, 9-spoke painted aluminum-alloy wheels.
The Coupe Concept interior combines a performance-inspired cockpit with a luxurious passengers’ space featuring a “double wave” instrument panel design, with large, violet-color gauge illumination and a dramatic, full-length center console. Specially textured aluminum accents project the image of traditional Japanese “Washi” paper, providing an added sense of warmth and crispness.
“The Infiniti Coupe Concept embraces the continuous advancement of Infiniti design with a unique combination of passion, imagination and creativity,” said Mark Igo, vice president and general manager, Infiniti.
Igo also provided an update on Infiniti business issues, including the fourth straight year of sales records. In 2005, Infiniti sold an all-time high of 136,401 units, an increase of 4.5 percent over calendar year 2004 sales.
“Infiniti sales have been strong across the entire model range,” said Igo. “We’re especially pleased with the acceptance in the marketplace of the all-new 2006 Infiniti M.”
For more information on the complete line of Infiniti luxury vehicles and the Total Ownership Experience (TOE) philosophy, visit Infiniti online at www.infiniti.com.