Another major debut at L.A. Autoshow, the new G Convertible is the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line.
Basically the same as IPL G Coupe, the convertible comes with a three-piece retractable hardtop that makes it a proper rival for cars like Mercedes SLK350 and BMW 335ci.
The car is powered by a factory-tuned VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6 with 343 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).
It comes with IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust system that not only plays a major role in the engine’s output, also gives it a sporty noise.
Infiniti realizes that there is more to a sports coupe/convertible than just a V6 and loud exhausts. So they’ve also worked o the car’s dynamic by fitting it with IPL suspension tuned for a firmer sportier ride for the sake of a better handling, but without major compromise on comfort. It also gets 4-wheel sport brakes (14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) with aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear).
The Infiniti IPL G Cabrio’s unique exterior includes a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and round chrome exhaust tips. The IPL G Convertible is offered in just two exterior colors: Moonlight White and Malbec Black, and comes with exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires,
As for the interior, you get a nice treatment with ed-stitched leather-appointed Climate-controlled front sport seats with embroidered IPL logos, manual thigh extension and driver’s power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, IPL embroidered front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.
IPL G Convertible come siwth a full range of features, including: a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot® 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal® front seat headrest speakers, an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position, and Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.