The Infiniti G35 coupe, since its introduction in 2003, has offered sports coupe lovers a powerful, rear-wheel drive performer - one that combines a racing-inspired platform and advanced technology, all draped under a sensuous, aerodynamic body. Now, for the 2005 model year, Infiniti turns up the heat on the competition with enhanced performance, a revised interior and new equipment offerings.
The 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe is aimed at the true car enthusiast. Its advanced 5-speed automatic transmission features a manual mode function with new downshift rev-matching, which revs the engine with each downshift to provide better response for the driver. The close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission offers an improved shifter for better feel during shifting. Infiniti’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is standard on every G35 coupe.
The G35 Coupe 6MT model receives an additional 18-plus horsepower and a red line increase to 7,000 rpm compared to the automatic transmission-equipped G35 coupes’ standard 280 horsepower and 6,600 rev limit, bringing its power to 298-horsepower. The extra power comes from the addition of electronic exhaust valve timing and numerous structural improvements to the engine block. Torque is rated at 270 lb-ft for the G35 Coupe and 260 lb-ft for the G35 Coupe 6MT.
The foundation for all models is the G35’s standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. The advanced engine design, part of the award-winning VQ engine series, includes a long list of advanced systems, including a continuously variable valve timing control system, a “noiseless” timing chain for silent operation, a structurally reinforced aluminum engine block and an electronically controlled “drive-by-wire” throttle system. It also features a modular engine design, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.
For 2005, the G35 coupe is again offered with a standard, advanced 4-wheel multi-link suspension design with extensive use of aluminum-alloy components to reduce unsprung weight and incorporate special “ripple control” shock absorber technology for responsive yet comfortable ride and handling.
The front suspension design minimizes alignment changes through use of two separate lower links and a long upper link. The rear design separates the shock absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline with the wheel center to help reduce suspension friction and reduce the wind-up motion of the axle on acceleration.
The G35 Coupe is equipped with standard 6-spoke, 17-inch cast aluminum wheels and P225/50VR17 tires up front with P235/50VR17 tires in the rear. Also offered are 7-spoke, 18-inch titanium-finish wheels and high-performance tires.
Standard braking system components include 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with larger rotors for 2005, along with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
The G35 coupe shares the G35 sedan’s long 112.2-inch wheelbase but is several inches shorter in overall length (182.2 inches versus 186.9) and height (54.8 inches versus 57.7). With its performance-oriented chassis, wider wheel openings and fenders, the G35 coupe is also slightly wider than the sedan (71.5 inches versus 69.0).
The 2005 Infiniti G35 coupe is offered in two fully equipped models, the G35 Coupe and G35 Coupe 6MT.