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2011 Infiniti G37 S Coupe Rally Safety Car

How odd would it be for rally fans to see a Nissan , let alone an Infiniti , getting its tires dirty in the world of rallying? The Japanese automaker isn’t exactly a name synonymous with rally racing, so you might need to excuse us for being a little apprehensive when word broke out that an Infiniti G37 S Coupe would be part of the Spanish Rally Championship.

Turns out, though, the G37 S Coupe will not be doing any rally racing of its own. Instead, it has been tapped as the official rally-spec safety car of the SRC. Color us surprised with this bit of news.

To cope with the rigors of the rally world, the G37 S Coupe’s chassis and suspension were strengthened. Among the new additions to the car’s make-up include new Bilstein dampers, upgraded brake pads, its very own light bar and siren, a roll cage, a new set of Sparco race seats and harnesses, a fire suppression system, and high-performance Michelin tires.

Other important features added to the rally safety car include a GPS navigation system and a plethora of communications equipment developed to assist the car in case of an emergency.

In terms of powertrain, the G37 S Coupe safety car will have the same output coming out of the standard 3,696cc 24-valve V6 engine – 320 horsepower – and will be mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission.

Infiniti may not be all that known in the world of rally racing, but if the company ever needed to get its feet wet in the often dusty and muddy world of rallying, this could be the first step in doing so.




23 comments:

I can see that it has a roll barrel installed and the cars height looks a bit higher than the usual G37. Infiniti is really getting better each year on rally races, I’m just hoping that Mustang doesn’t release their own rally car version, It could win the competition in no time.

Nah, this one won’t probably go that way. Rally racing is way different from Le Mans, so it would be quite unlikely that such a pile up can happen.

Oh crap, another one of those fancy safety cars, I have yet to get over the incident with the Audi car in the Le Mans. But this would probably have different fate since it is rally racing.

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