The Sleek 2011 Infiniti G37x Sport is Swinging Goodness
That’s right; I said “swinging.”
Look, some cars are built for speed and others are built for style. The Infiniti G37x Sport makes the driver look like a swinging aficionado of speed.
Chicks dig the car too.
Here are 10 facts about the 2011 Infiniti G37x Sport:
1) It’s got a 330 horsepower, 3.7 liter V6 that’s hooked up to a 6-speed manual (the one for manly-men) and a smooth 7-speed automatic (for everyone else). The “X” means it’s got all-wheel drive (AWD) and the “Sport” means it has more performance swag than the lesser models.
2) Something odd #1: This car will not let me play punk, heavy metal or alternative anything. Seriously! Sure, I can play good music through its excellent Bose® 11-speaker Premium Audio System – but it feels SO wrong… until you find the RIGHT music. Once I put on something sensual (music – not clothing) all was right with the world. It’s a lovely place to spend time and the seats up front are outstanding. Back seat comfort is good for my little ones, but adults over five-feet will feel a bit of a squeeze.
3) It’s unique and sleek – but not jaw dropping to look at. It’s definitely one of the better looking products made by Nissan & Co.
4) 0 to 60 mph didn’t set any records at over 5,200 feet elevation. It took an average of six-seconds. This is where forced induction (turbo/supercharger) would be a welcome asset. Most competitors suck extra air and are faster.
5) Still, when you carve a canyon in a 2011 Infiniti G37x Sport – everything makes sense. The AWD system is one of the best ones built – period. It makes you into a better driver – which is good for baboons like me. Steering feel is damn good at speed.
6) Something odd #2: I couldn’t stop thinking of sex when I was behind the wheel. Sex, sex, sex… constantly! There’s something sinuous, slinky and provocative about the Infiniti G37 that I can’t figure out. I mean, I was a PIMP driving the Infiniti and it (the car) liked it!
7) It ain’t cheap. My tester costs nearly $48,000. True, many competitors are more expensive; it’s still a tad too dear. If you opt for rear wheel drive and are okay with a slightly less luxurious ride, the base model 2011 Infiniti G37 starts around 40K – which is more like it. Even without the upgrades, it’s a hell of a good car.
8) The highway ride is pretty good. Infiniti’s G37 may share lots of parts with the Nissan 370 Z – – – but you would be hard pressed to feel it. Where the Z is slightly over strung in its suspension and ride, the Infiniti G37x Sport is supple. Remember, that’s WITH the beefy sport suspension on the G37.
9) The engine note is disappointing. I know, it’s a trifle complaint and some consumers don’t want beefy engine noise. Whatever dude – – – it needs some guttural grunting gonads to go with its silky looks and cunning cornering.
10) I wish the interior was as interesting as the exterior. No, it’s not cheap and most of the controls are logically located. The volume/search knobs are the same shape and size as the temperature controls. I added volume to the sexy, “The Girl from Ipanema,” and the interior got hotter and hotter. I thought I was freaking out before I realized my mistake.
Yes folks – I like the 2011 Infiniti G37x Sport a lot. It has a bit of soul only a handful of other vehicles contain and it tries desperately to please its driver. With more power and a snazzier interior, this sweetheart would stand toe to toe with the best.
For now, if you drive one – get your swinging sunglasses, stanky cologne and platform shoes ready for some swanky fun.
Automotive media, racing, vehicle evaluation, wrecking yards, and car sales are just a part of Nathan Adlen’s vehicular past. He writes out of high octane passion! To read more reviews by Nathan Adlen or just to enjoy more of excellent writing please visit him on at his examiner.com page HERE.
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