2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Written by tonks on September 5, 2007

2008 Infiniti G37 CoupeInfiniti has released many cars, but none of them were as famous as the G35 Coupe. Now Infiniti has released the 2008 G37 Coupe, which is an updated version of the G35. It has been equipped with a new engine and a more modern styling design on both in interior and the exterior of the vehicle.

Transmission options include a five-speed automatic, which is shared with the G35 sedan but includes a new calibration and modified torque converter characteristics. It also comes with shift paddles behind the steering wheel. Alternatively, there’s a six-speed manual that is modified from the sedan to reduce vibration. Its clutch is also refined for smoother engagement. The test car we drove, however, featured the G model’s five-speed automatic transmission.

The basis for the G37 is Nissan’s revised FM (Front Midship) platform, which now boasts a 36-percent increase in rigidity over the G35 coupe. The front double-wishbone suspension now has a single, lower ball joint instead of the previous double ball-joint arrangement in order to reduce steering kickback. Rear suspension remains a multilink setup.

The “VHR” components denote Infiniti’s innovative Variable Valve Event and Lift technology and the 3.7′s “high-revolution” capability, i.e., a redline of 7500 rpm. According to Infiniti, VVEL, which continuously varies the timing and lift of the intake valves, provides more power and torque throughout the powerband as well as improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. This vigorous VQ will no doubt find its way into such other Infiniti products as the FX sport/ute and the M and G sedans, not to mention the next Nissan Z and the upcoming Skyline GT-R.

The coupe’s proportions remain the same, but there are significant detail tweaks that differentiate the newer, more muscular G. The grille now features Infiniti’s signature double arch, the headlights and taillights are L-shaped and the rear deck incorporates an integral spoiler. There’s also a distinct character line running the length of both sides of the hood.2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe Interior

Dimensionally the G coupe remains low and wide. Overall length is up about one inch while width and height change only 0.2 and 0.1 inch, respectively. The wheelbase is still 112.2 inches, considerably longer than both the BMW 335i and Lexus IS 350 sedan.

The G37 will hit dealerships on August 21 of this year. If Infiniti follows tradition, however, it will undercut its German competition in price while offering similar or better performance. Currently, that means a G37 sport coupe with the five-speed automatic transmission will be around $35,750.

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Reader Comments

This is a INSANE car. My uncle has one of these and I got to open her up on some of the back roads. This thing hugs the road so well and the acceleration is great. The interior is fantastic and id recommend it to anybody who wants a good car with some significant power.

Written By Jordan Hamilton on October 3rd, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

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