Infiniti G35 Sport: Big pimpin'... or not
May 18, 2007
-I drove the G35 Sport for the first time last night.
-Yes, the clutch is stiff. My calf twitches just thinking about it.
-I really fell in love with the exhaust note.
-I want to take it home with me so we can live in sin together. I found myself massaging the throttle just so I could hear that snarl.
-Acceleration is another high point. Step on the pedal, and the car bolts like an inmate who's just grabbed the brass ring of freedom. This is a car from which that sort of performance is to be expected, but still. The G35's wealth of power (306 horsepower, to be exact) was even more striking to me given that I'd spent the previous night in the humble Versa.
-To my eyes, the car is about as visually exciting as a bowl of tomato soup. A co-worker said it looks Altima-esque -- not what you want to shoot for with a sports sedan. Still, a friend who saw it parked outside as I left a birthday party last night said it was "pimpin'''. To each his own.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 4,980 miles