News is surfacing this week that Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti is up to something.
No, it isn't the new nomenclature that folks are freaking out about -- really, it's not a big deal but these bored journos need something to bitch about.
Not only were we psyched to show you that rendering last night, we're also pumped up to tell you about some pretty incredible news. Infiniti is said to be planning a 550 horsepower, forced induction six-cylinder sport sedan. That sounds awfully similar to Nissan's world-famous GT-R powerplant.
Now when folks first heard about the Nissan GT-R they weren't impressed. Then we all saw the astonishing lap times. I am going to go on a limb here and say that essentially Infiniti is going to create a four-door GT-R.
That means it is likely one of the most violent, fastest and jaw-droppingly good sedans will be built.
This means that the former "Kings" of the sport sedan class are to be up against the stiffest competition yet. That would include the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63/CLS63 AMG and Porsche Panamera Turbo S. If Nissan/Infiniti can do an encore of the GT-R with two more doors slapped on, everyone else is toast -- in my humble opinion.
What say you, Spies?
Are the sport sedan "Kings" DOA if Infiniti creates a four-door GT-R?
Infiniti is working on a new flagship model that will sit above today’s V8-powered M56 as part of what the firm describes as a “massive product offensive.”
The new car will be powered by a forced induction V6 producing in excess of 550bhp. The engine could be as small as three litres – Infiniti boss Johan de Nysschen, explaining the firm’s recent decision to change the way it badges its cars, said the car would have to be called M30 “following our current naming logic.” He described the new model as a “high-tech performance flagship.”