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    Rumorpile: Infiniti Still Eying A Version Of The GT-R


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    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

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    Does Infiniti really need a more expensive super car? Cadillac XLR did not survive, Lexus I do not see surviving past a couple years.

    Reality is that there is only so much money being spent on crazy hi end sport cars.

    I would think the money could be better spent on their existing auto's giving them more interior room to fit everyone instead of just the 5'8" tall crowd.

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    This is curious news. I thought Infiniti already had a version of the GTR. The GTR is based on a car known in the Japanese domestic market as "Nissan Skyline". We in America recognize it as the Infiniti G37. This would seem a bit redundant, don't you think?

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    This is curious news. I thought Infiniti already had a version of the GTR. The GTR is based on a car known in the Japanese domestic market as "Nissan Skyline". We in America recognize it as the Infiniti G37. This would seem a bit redundant, don't you think?

    The GT-R of today has nothing in common with the Skyline. You are thinking of previous generations of GT-Rs, when they were called the Skyline GT-R. Today's GT-R is a unique model.

    It is true the G37 is based on the Skyline, but the current GT-R is not related to the Skyline.

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    This is curious news. I thought Infiniti already had a version of the GTR. The GTR is based on a car known in the Japanese domestic market as "Nissan Skyline". We in America recognize it as the Infiniti G37. This would seem a bit redundant, don't you think?

    Welcome to C&G, Vdodyn.

    Today's GT-R is it's own animal these days. Even if it was a rebadge G37, the way the G37 is set up can't touch the GT-R on performance.

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