The 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe is a must-drive for consumers in the market for a new luxury sports coupe. I recently test-drove one and was more than pleased with the power and agility of this automobile. The engineers at Infiniti definitely put their best foot forward when designing this car.
To begin, we have to talk about the exterior styling of this vehicle. Even though there is little change from the 2010 model, moving the fog lamps from inside the headlamp to down on the lower portion of the spoiler is a good look for the G37 Coupe. The top slopes down into the hood, which gives this vehicle an overall lowered appearance. The rear of the vehicle looks as if it ends with a predetermined abruptness that gives the G37 that complete sports car display.
Now, lets talk about the powertrain. The 3.6L 330 horsepower engine roars from the time you fire this baby up. It’s perfectly matched with a stout seven-speed automatic transmission, and, best of all, every G37 Coupe is rear-wheel drive. However, the acceleration lane onto your local interstate is your best friend in the Infiniti G37 Coupe. My co-workers know that I don’t let grass grow under me when I’m behind the wheel. However, a colleague was running late for a flight the same week that I test-drove the G37. I decided to try out this beast in an effort to ensure that the person made the flight that day. I must admit, the acceleration is scary fast. The definition of “scary fast” is when your head is thrown back into the headrest and your passenger says, “It’s OK if I miss this one.”
The interior of the Infiniti G37 Coupe is very driver-friendly. All of the necessary high-tech features are easily accessible. I test-drove the Journey trim level, which has dual climate control, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, heated seats and a rearview monitor. The lowered seats make you feel like you are ready for the Autobahn as soon as you enter the G37’s quarters. It also has paddle shifters on the steering wheel for real driving enthusiasts.
Overall, this is a very fun car to drive. I didn’t want to give it back when it was time to swap out for a different vehicle. –al weems