Just a few hours ago we were saying that Infiniti is considering a sportscar based on the Nissan GT-R. Now here’s a rendering of what a possible 2011 Infiniti R38T & R50 might look like. Speculation says it’ll have the same VR38DETT engine from the GT-R plus a different 5.0 liter V-8 in the line up also. This Infiniti GTR variant render is of a four-door model but a proper coupe might be in the pipes.

2011 Infiniti R38T & R50 renderings
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The interior will be more luxurious with soft-leather and wood. The roof will be slightly taller and there will be more rear-leg room in the back and should seat 4-5 adults comfortably. The weight will be kept down using carbon-fiber components and the car will be designed to achieve sub-8 minutes Nürburgring lap times. The car will be positioned against the Porsche Panamera and will be released around 2011.

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Source: AutoSpies

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  (6023) posted on 02.14.2008

"that one can only dream of seeing in the elsewhere"
like ....? i actually think it is possible since nissan is trying to make infinti an upmarket version .... you said it your self ...
"For the most part though Infinities have only been your above average Nissan here with a new badge slapped on it."

  (6023) posted on 02.13.2008

I am lucky enough to live and work here in Japan. One thing you will see is there are a Ba’Jillion car magazines of all sorts, with another Ba’Jillion speculative pictures…the majority being just that, speculative. So trying to find this particular article could present some fun logistical issues. But, that being said, I think its a stretch to think that (according to the original article) there will be a car "based" on the GT-R. Of coarse (from my experience) going with the speculations of a North American auto dealer lends even less credibility to this. For the most part though Infinities have only been your above average Nissan here with a new badge slapped on it. Little has changed. There are Nissans here that one can only dream of seeing in the elsewhere. Based on that, I cant see Nissan taking their GT-R, re-skinning it and calling it something else. Using parts or even the drive-train does seem likely. Other then that, I see this as some wishful speculation.

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