2009 Infiniti FX50: Parts Bin Sharing Japanese Style
January 02, 2009
Does this paddle look familiar? Well, probably not, but around here this is an obvious example of corporate parts sharing. You know, that dreaded bit of industrial incest most often attributed to General Motors and Ford.
In this case, Infiniti pilferd the FX50's paddle shifters from none other that the almighty Nissan GT-R. It's not a bad idea actually, as these paddles are large, nicely trimmed (notice the leather accents) and solidly constructed. And if you're going to steal parts, a $75,000 sportscar isn't a bad place to go looking.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 4,441 miles