Infiniti G35 Sport -- Lovesexy
June 22, 2007
As I drove the G35 Sport Sedan last night, I was listening to Prince (hence the blog title) but for some reason, I was also deciding that he would probably like this car for many of the same reasons I do. And it's more than like for me. I LOVE this car. First of all, I think it's probably one of the best-looking Japanese cars ever, (Uh-oh... Here come the haters) although I really like the look of the new Lexus IS 250 and 350s. Finally these cars are coming into their own. And yes, I know. This is a BMW 3 Series or Audi A4 wannabe but I don't care.
I think its lines are utterly sensuous and smooth, like a dancer in a music video. And it moves the way it looks like it should, hugging the road with pure confidence, taking turns with an athletic economy of movement, involving its driver in every pirouette and dip.
And then we have the sound, since both Mr. Rogers Nelson and I are both music lovers. That engine. Oh, that engine. Fantastic torque and pulling power as high as you want to take it, and an engine note I could never get tired of. I was downshifting and passing people just to hear it. Not burly like a huge American V8 or so politely refined like a German sedan. A little of both. Almost like James Bond: looks good in a tux but can break your arm without flinching.
And the best part? That's the only sound you hear, the only one you need to hear. That magnificent engine. Lock the car and set the alarm? Just lights. Tap the trunk-opening button? It just OPENS. No extraneous sounds, no over-engineering, no excessive noise-making nannying. I can't WAIT to drive it again, to get lost in its sonorous symphony.
Senior Copy Editor Doug Lloyd @ 6,064 miles