Infiniti Four Door GT-R ?

Edmunds Inside Line says that Nissan/Infiniti are working on a four door version of the GT-R.

Is a four door , V-8 powered car, built on a similar but stretched chassis a four door GT-R or is it a replacement for the Q45 ? Competitor to the $50k M45 ? They do already produce a M45x all wheel drive starting at around $52k.

initially rumored to get a slightly downtuned version of the GT-R's 476-horsepower twin-turbo V6, but one source close to Nissan says the company is now leaning towards a slightly tuned-up version of the 5.0-liter V8 that powers the Infiniti FX50. In that guise, the four-door GT-R should develop around 420 hp. The seven-speed automatic gearbox mated to the FX's V8 will almost certainly migrate together with the 5.0-liter engine.

The four-door GT-R is expected to weigh around 4,080 pounds and cost in the neighborhood of $100,000. It's slated for a late-2010 debut.

GT-R or Q45 replacement ?


Anonymous said...

boo to the v8 no GTR shold hold that in its bay, i mean nissan makes some cool v8s but not in a GTR heck na almost as stupid as a ls1 in a 240sx dumb...... get me that RB anyday

Sean Morris said...

The thing is this. In the US, people love low revving, high torque engines. The RB is the opposite of that, high revving low torque.

Expense and availability also play a part into that. Its easy to find an LS1 nearly anywhere in the US, and have support. The RB is much harder. Harder means more expensive.

Anonymous said...

i agree most americans love the mucle, heck before i got into imports i wanted a 79 camero but when i look back i'm like what the crap was i thinkin haha but thats when i didn't know anything about cars, true, the RB motors are a bit more harder to find but as far as parts i found all my rb's parts fairly easily, i guess its what ever floats the boat, i just think trying to put a 5.0 v8 is a bit to much unlike a import "fast" car, don't get me wrong 400 something HP anit nothing to frown on but the gas guzziling will, only my prespective

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