You know how people immediately assume that combining elements from jaw-dropping vehicles and mashing them all up spontaneously nets them a wondrous piece of automotive engineering? Sure, it works sometimes. But for the most part, we’re left scratching our heads while looking at this ungodly sight, bemoaning the sheer lack of creative foresight by the people who built it.
Now, it probably isn’t as bad as it looks, especially at first glance. But once you take a minute and start examining the car, you’ll notice that a lot of what makes the car look the way it does is the elements found in the aforementioned supercars. The front end looks like a dysfunctional marriage between an Enzo and a Reventon, the interior seating lay-out looks to have been ripped out of a McLaren F1 – except that this one looks far more cramped - and don’t even get us started on why those taillights look suspiciously like the ones found on the G35. It’s because they are!
In a world full of pretentious poseurs, you’re never going to run out of examples to illustrate just how far copycats have come to being more obnoxiously open about their impersonating ways.
Heck, even car owners seem to have been bitten by this bug. Not content with the cars they have, they try to add a couple of things here and a few more things there to make us believe that what they’re driving is actually worth more than what’s really under the facelift.
Some cars are successful to a certain degree while others fail miserably.
We’ll give you a guess as to which category this Infiniti G35 Coupe that’s masquerading as an Audi R8 belongs to. To be fair, it’s quite obvious, isn’t it?
While we applaud the effort of incorporating those R8-famous side blades on the G35, it’s also completely ridiculous. Put it this way: no amount of facelift or re-tooling can make an Infiniti G35 look like an Audi R8.
This is what driving while intoxicated does to you and for the most part, you probably won’t be as fortunate as this blubbering moron.
After having one too many cold ones, the driver of this Chevrolet Corvette was traveling at speeds of over 150 mph when he suddenly swerved across the road, hitting an Infiniti G35 in the process before taking a dive into the Boisa Chica Wetlands.
Both the Corvette and the G35 ended up taking a dive in the swamp but fortunately, the drivers managed to escape the accident without any major injuries. Despite having all his limbs virtually intact, the driver of the Corvette, 52-year old Melvin Brown, won’t be as lucky escaping the strong
arm of the law as he was charged with driving under the influence.
People always remind us that drinking under the influence is never a good idea, yet somehow people still seem to abide by their own rules. It’s too bad that accidents like this need to happen before some people begin smarting up.
It was almost five years ago when the man from Japan, Smokey Nagata slapped a GT-R badge on an R35 Skyline GT350, or an Infiniti G35 as we know them here in the U.S. but that is not all that the founder of the tuning firm Top Secret. Disgruntled with the fact that Nissan had discontinued their high performance halo car when they ditched the much loved R34 GT-R. So what was Smokey to do, build his own GT-R out of a perfectly good Skyline coupe and hope that Nissan would take notice and follow suit. However this would need to be more than just a G35 with a fancy body kit and an expensive set of rims, this vehicle had to be a true best if it were to wear the same badge as Godzilla.
In order to create a true super car the first thing that Nagata-san did was drop the VQ from the Skyline’s pallet and shoehorn in a 4.5 Liter V8 sourced from a Nissan Cima. The crew then got to work rebuilding the engine with stronger rods and pistons before balancing the entire rotating assembly. Then a custom intake manifold was crafted to accept the charge air from a pair of HKS GT2835 turbos sending almost 700 HP through an ORC triple plate clutch to spin the Getrag 6 speed manual transmission before making its way out the rear end with a 2 way limited slip differential.
Infiniti announced pricing on the 2008 Infiniti G35 Sedan, which is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The popular second-generation G Sedan, which was totally redesigned for the 2007 model year, features a number of enhancements for 2008 – including an available Infiniti iPodâ Interface and Driver’s Audio Stage, standard XM® Satellite Radio (requires XM® subscription, sold separately) and expanded availability of the performance-oriented Sport Package to include G35x AWD models. One new exterior color, Desert Platinum, is also offered.
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In a world of sport compacts dominated by japanese cars (WRX, Lancer Evolutions, S2000s, 350Zs, etc) there is a great deal of rivalry with tuners building the same cars. APR decided to take a small turn to the more luxurious, less used, sports cars and decided to build an Infinity G35 for it’s fifth complete transformation from stock to fully built. Other cars preceding the G35 would be a Toyota Celica, Toyota MR-S, Lancer Evolution 8 and a Subaru WRX STi.
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