Infiniti introduced the second generation of its much-loved G Coupe in New York today. The G37 replaces the current G35, and as the name suggests, the previous car's 3.5-liter has grown to 3.7 liters. Infiniti hasn't finalized the numbers yet, but expects the new engine, which features Nissan's first throttle-less VVEL technology, to be rated at 330 horsepower. We've been assured that it will retain Infiniti's characteristic baritone exhaust note, and so it ought to sound just as good as it looks. (See full photo gallery here).
It now looks, by the way, much more like the rest of the Infiniti lineup - with styling cues like the L-shaped headlights taken straight from the G sedan. Even though it's based on the same platform as the G35 sedan, it shares no body panels, mostly because it's a good bit wider.
Infiniti has worked hard to reduce some of the refinement issues of the old car - despite it having been loads of fun, it was a little rough around the edges. The new car promises to be more refined so it continues to appeal to both boy-racers and grown-ups with sophisticated tastes.
We expect the G37 to be available with a full arsenal of luxury features (such as navigation and keyless starting) as well as go-fast bits (a limited-slip differential and the segment's largest brakes) to keep both kinds of customers interested.
The G37 will go on sale later this summer, and will be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic. BMW's 3-series coupe is the G37's main competitor, and the new Infiniti will definitely give the 3-series a run for its money.