2007 Infiniti G35 Sport: Hooligan Fun
July 31, 2007
Last night I tottered off at dusk to snap some pics of our 2007 Infiniti G35 and ended up just a couple blocks away from my house. But rather than just go home afterwards, I decided to give the G35 a bit of exercise. And hoo-eee boy, the new G is a runner. As we reported in the introduction, 0-to-60 mph takes just 5.6 seconds. BMW's gotten all the recent attention with its new turbo straight-6, but we're still talking Mustang GT acceleration here...
By taking a few right-hand turns at speed, I also found the G35 maintains the sporting sense of character initially developed with the first generation. The car is balanced and, thanks to the standard limited-slip rear differential, easy to get some throttle-induced oversteer as long as the stability control is turned off. Oh, and that tricky engagement of the clutch? Disappears when you're snapping off quick heel-and-toe downshifts<.
Most fun 10 minutes of my day yesterday. I think an early morning trip to some curvy roads will be in order this weekend.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 7,468 miles