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Old 01-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #26
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moment of silence for the death of another great drivers car.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #27
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THAt makes me very sad. I was holding out hope that anohter manual fun 4 door sedan would appear.
The only hope is since the Q50 is getting longer and wider over the G37, maybe we will see a smaller sportier sedan slotted below it (Q30 sedan and Q40 coupe) with manual options.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #28
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That car looks like it is trying VERY hard to take a dump.
nailed it!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:16 AM   #29
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So I'm watching the flash video for this car at Infiniti website, and I have to say the interior seems really quite nice with a lot of attention to details. But what really caught my eyes was this line.

"Direct Adaptive Steering - Control. Precision. Adaptability. Handling’s triple-crown. Now, after over ten years of research and development, it is firmly within reach. This world's first system uses electronics to streamline the steering mechanism for a more precise feeling behind the wheel. Over rough or uneven roads, this moderates the need for constant, subtle adjustment, imparting a commanding feeling of stability while helping shield the driver from excessive road vibrations."

I don't know the details, but this sounds like an EPS that actively tries to suppress road feel, as if it doesn't already do it by nature. I admit it's hard to tell much from this one paragraph, but this sounds like something to watch out for as the reviews start to come in.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #30
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This is a derivative of that Leaf steering assist crap they came out with in case you did not see the car in front of you it would swerve for you.

More seperation from the road means clearly that nissan is trying to drive infinity to a higher class of luxury and further away from enthsiastic driving, which coincides with the deletion of a 3rd pedal option.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #31
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Recording of the unveil:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/28475288/pop-out

It seems to have the same Motor, but I wonder if the transmission is the same as the current G37 7speed. Does anyone know?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #32
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The front is meh. I like the rear styling though. The interior is absolutely horrendous. Shame they killed the manual.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #33
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-Q50 Eau Rouge represents design vision for high-performance products
-Design of Q50 Eau Rouge features dramatic aerodynamic styling influenced by Infiniti's involvement in Formula One
-Q50 Eau Rouge features complex carbon composite bodywork

Hong Kong - Infiniti has revealed the first image of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept which will have its world premiere at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 13.

The Q50 Eau Rouge, a high-performance design concept based on Infiniti's Q50 premium sports sedan, draws inspiration for aerodynamic design from the technical collaboration between Infiniti and four-time Formula One World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

Major bodywork components have been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind and manufactured carbon fiber. Q50 Eau Rouge is lower and wider - only the roof and door profiles remain unchanged from the production Q50. This striking design is inspired by muscularity, refinement, and understated performance intent.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge highlights include deep and detailed carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and side sill skirts; carbon fiber roof and door mirror casings; 21-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels; and a dual-exit exhaust sports system below a large integrated rear spoiler.

The Infiniti design team, led by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, was influenced by the aerodynamic styling approach taken by their colleagues at Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

"From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like," said Albaisa.

"The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car," added Albaisa.

Infiniti is also empowering social fans to unveil the all-new Q50 Eau Rouge concept car ahead of the official launch at the Detroit Motor Show on January 13. Starting from today, online advocates can drive the reveal of Infiniti's latest concept car. By sharing their views and comments through social media channels like Twitter (hashtag #F1Q50), Facebook and Weibo, fans will build the image of the concept in a virtual garage. Each "share" will help build individual Q50 components, and as more fans share, the quicker the car will be "built." Progress can be viewed on unveil.infiniti.com.

More information about the Q50 Eau Rouge will be revealed during a press conference at the North American International Auto Show at 9:20 a.m. ET on January 14.





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Old 01-03-2014, 01:18 PM   #34
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I'm confused, it says the roof and door panels are the only thing that weren't changed. Then says the roof panel is carbon fiber. Am I missing something? Do the regular Q50 have a carbon fiber roof?
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:30 PM   #35
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think it says roof profile wasn't changed
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #36
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Does Nissan have something against building new engines? They have milked the VQ design for decades boring and stroking it within inches of it's life rather than build an all new engine. They have made one new 4 cylinder engine in the last decade and now they want to use Mercedes build 4-cylinders?
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:12 PM   #37
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think it says roof profile wasn't changed
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:47 PM   #38
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Looks cool but won't sell because probably $69,995*
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:53 PM   #39
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I saw a gray Q50 last week on the highway and to be honest didn't think it looked bad. At its price and with no manual it's not something I'd really want but at least it looks nice.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:37 PM   #40
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I think it looks way better than the IS350

The G37 was getting so old, especially seeing it in the dealership. I thought to myself, why would anyone want to still buy them new
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #41
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Does Nissan have something against building new engines? They have milked the VQ design for decades boring and stroking it within inches of it's life rather than build an all new engine.
Well think about the GM smallblock pushrod engine family. Do you consider a Gen 4 6.0 LS2 smallblock an "all new" engine compared to a Gen 3 5.7 LS1 smallblock? In that kind of evolution, you can do two things. You can call it all new and advertise it as such, or you can quietly change it and emphasize continuity with previous reputable engines. GM chooses the former, Nissan chooses the latter.

You can't really compare the Atkinson cycle V6 in the M35 hybrid or the 3.8L turbo in the GT-R to the old cheap 3.5 V6 they still put in Altimas and Pathfinders.

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They have made one new 4 cylinder engine in the last decade and now they want to use Mercedes build 4-cylinders?
I'm not sure which engine you are referring to. They have the QR engine series. The 2.5 just came out as a supercharged version for an Infiniti SUV. They also updated the n/a version with an exhaust cam phaser on the current Altima. Then there is the HR engine series, which now has a supercharged 3 cylinder version in Europe. Don't forget the MR engine series which has been turbo + direct injected in the Juke. It also just got tweaked for the current Sentra, with a more fuel efficient MR 1.8L version using dual cam phasers.

You also left out their Infiniti VK56VD V8 with dual cam phasers, direct injection and VVEL (basically much more advanced Titan engine). How many manufacturers have that technology in a high output engine? BMW, that's it.

Don't get so caught up on the advertised engine codes.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #43
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Thought I heard a BOV. This should be interesting.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/04/i...-engine-video/
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Now with a complete GT-R drivetrain swap (twin turbo V6, 7 speed DCT, AWD):



560HP & 592lbs-ft

More at: http://terranismo.wordpress.com/2014...0-eau-rouge-4/
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In a way, we admire the intestinal fortitude of the German in this video. In the interest of science, or at least YouTube views, he sets an Infiniti Q50S in self-driving mode and lets it cruise down the highway. Then he climbs out of the driver’s seat.

In another way, we think this guy is completely crazy and more than a little dangerous to allow the Active Lane Control in the Infiniti to have complete control over the vehicle, and to take himself out of a position where he would be able to quickly and safely regain control if needed.

On balance, this is an impressive video to watch, as the Infiniti does an admirable job of driving itself along a gently curving, well-marked highway in moderate traffic. But it’s also a great example of what not to do if you should find yourself in possession of a semi-autonomous car, too.

If you’re a German reader (or handy with a machine translation service) you can find more about the computer ghost ride at Vanishing Point.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:04 PM   #47
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THAt makes me very sad. I was holding out hope that anohter manual fun 4 door sedan would appear.
What, were you going to trade in your KR?
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:03 PM   #48
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That post was pre KR, try to keep up.

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Old 08-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #49
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That post was pre KR, try to keep up.

Oh please. You were lusting over the KR before this was even posted.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:16 PM   #50
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said nobody ever.

OH this is the part where you think you know me...

Okay, carry on.

further, nobody lusts for a truck. But if you are going to buy one to use, you may as well get a DAMNED comfy one. I miss the handling and feel of my Golf R for sure, but I have two classics which are better for producing smiles than new cars are anyway.
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