- Infiniti rolls out the final production-ready version of the new 2013 IPL G Convertible.
- The IPL G Convertible was first revealed as a concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
- The new car goes on sale next spring.
LOS ANGELES — Infiniti has launched the final production-ready version of the new 2013 IPL G Convertible, the second model in the Infiniti Performance Line.
The IPL G Convertible was first revealed as a concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, with an updated concept shown in August at Pebble Beach.
The IPL G Convertible gets a specially tuned version of Nissan's 3.7-liter V6, delivering 343 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with downshift rev matching, quick-shift Drive Sport mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).
Among the car's other performance features are a high-flow exhaust system, tuned suspension, uprated steering and brakes and 19-inch seven-spoke graphite-finish alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires.
Standard equipment includes climate-controlled front sport seats, Bose audio system, adaptive dual-zone climate controls, navigation with voice recognition, aluminum-trimmed pedals, smart key with push-button ignition, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and rear sonar system.
With a three-piece retractable roof, the new IPL G Convertible will be offered in only two exterior colors — Moonlight White and Malbec Black — and a single trim level, with no options.
Edmunds.com says: Look for a $50,000-plus sticker.