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.

  • 2011 Infiniti G37 S Coupe Rally Safety Car
  • Year:
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  • Engine:
    24-valve V6 engine
  • Transmission:
    six-speed manual transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    320 horsepower
  • Displacement:
    3,696cc L
  • body style:


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  (600) posted on 04.23.2012

Amazing! I like its fog lights. A great one for car racing.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

Wow that would be a great move of Infiniti on entering the world of dusty and muddy rally racing. The look of this coupe is cool, and I’m pretty sure that they can make it into the end, winning and who knows maybe the champion. smiley 

  (777) posted on 12.22.2011

Hopefully, the total output performance will be made this transmission highly recommendable for racer’s competition. Moreover, I’m so fascinated on its strong image.

  (528) posted on 09.30.2011

Very impressive exterior, truly customized car. Looking into its engine and system guess that’s equipped and developed.

  (504) posted on 07.13.2011

For all we know it is a rally car. I’m just wondering why they don’t make more upgrades in order to improve its speed. Designs make it look better, but I don’t think it will fit for a race.

  (378) posted on 06.13.2011

I think Nissan is just not the type of a manufacturer who wants their car on the rally race. But for me, this Infiniti G37 S Coupe can really face other cars on the rally.

  (401) posted on 05.24.2011

Well, I really don’t see the need to give this one a performance boost. After all, it’s just a safety car, so the current specs that they have here would be more than adequate.

  (502) posted on 05.16.2011

I think they been needing to boost the power of this car by using a more powerful technology like turbocharged engine. I still don’t know if it could actually beat its competitor with 320 hp.

  (314) posted on 05.16.2011

Well, its not really a bid problem to modify this car into a racing car. They could use the engine of the original concept but they need to add a gear box and make sure that it follows the regulation of racing event.

  (596) posted on 05.10.2011

I think this seems that its creating a over styling design that made this Infiniti G37 Rally arrogant in style, Hopefully, the total output performance will be made this transmission highly recommendable for racers competition.

  (453) posted on 05.6.2011

It seems that the Infiniti G37 Sports car has got an over speed resistance of output
standard 3,696cc 24-valve V6 engine – 320 horsepower. It’s kinda amazing capability performances.

  (600) posted on 04.18.2011

I don’t think that Infiniti would be joining rally racing anytime soon. Just look at the past seasons, they have yet to field a car. It might be just that they were handpicked for that.

  (708) posted on 04.15.2011

Well, if they do go that way, they already have a good platform that they can play with. Just take a look at the specs of this one, it would really suit the track it would be running on.

  (600) posted on 04.15.2011

Well, who knows, Infiniti might actually field this one if they do join the race next year. Maybe they’re just using this car to test its capabilities for next year’s race.

  (798) posted on 04.14.2011

This one actually looks good enough for it to actually race the entire track. Too bad, they’re keeping this one only as a safety car.

  (571) posted on 04.13.2011

Well, considering that it will be doing safety duties this time, it is a good thing that they have beefed up the G37 S’s own safety features. These will certainly come in handy.

  (859) posted on 04.13.2011

If you think of it, since rally racing lets out only one car on the track at any given time. It is unlikely that the same pile up in the Le Mans would happen here. The safety car then is only used for getting to troubled teams.

  (417) posted on 04.12.2011

hmm. I remember the Audi Safety car ruined the race during LMS season! Well, for the Infiniti safety I do believe that this would be a great beginning to enter the world of rallying race!

  (477) posted on 04.12.2011

I really don’t know much about safety cars but based on my research they are used ti guide the race in reduced speed so I think the speed performance of this car is just OK.

  (504) posted on 04.12.2011

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.

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