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February 10, 2012
From the rumors that just won’t die file; Infiniti is considering a version of Nissan’s GT-R. Car Magazine spoke with Francois Bancon, head of advanced planning for Infiniti. He said Infiniti was looking at 'three or four' proposals for a possible flagship. One of those proposals is a sports car based on GT-R.
"It's too good a platform to use only on one model," Bancon said.
When asked what changes would need to be made for Infiniti to use the GT-R, Bancon said,
“It would have to be softer than the GT-R. 'And that's extremely difficult to do. You can't easily tweak the GT-R to deliver the sophisticated, more refined performance we would need on an Infiniti.”
Bancon said a decision could be reached within two to three years, which mean production of this or any flagship model could take up five years after the decision.
Source: Car Magazine