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Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 10:53:41 AM
I was very surprised to see the final product.  Very smooth flowing lines and quite sporty.  The overall design does echo the Z quite a bit but personally I really like it!
Here is the pix released by Infinity:
(http://www.freshalloy.com/cars/infiniti/g35/coupe/photos/photos_001.jpg)
(http://www.freshalloy.com/cars/infiniti/g35/coupe/photos/photos_003.jpg)
(http://www.freshalloy.com/cars/infiniti/g35/coupe/photos/photos_004.jpg)
(http://www.freshalloy.com/cars/infiniti/g35/coupe/photos/photos_002.jpg)
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: need4speed on March 30, 2002, 11:00:51 AM
Hmm, needs a huge rear wing, underbody neon lights, NOS, aluminium floor plates, and a cordia bonnet scoop. _b




Nah, it looks pretty good ... I'm not sure about the centre dash tho ... it should be more facing the driver IMHO. Like a 'yota supra.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: skyzerr33 on March 30, 2002, 11:33:16 AM
now if they put the afterburners back and give it a proper gtr front (read the big mouth hehe) i'd buy it.

looks heaps better than the GTR concept imho.

:D

cheers for the pics DCD
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: PranK on March 30, 2002, 11:56:03 AM
why is it left hand drive?

its not big n beefy enuf for an 'R'...
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 12:17:31 PM
It shouldn't be big and beefy as its only a "bog-standard" Skyline V35.  The actual pictures I posted are of the US version, badged Infinity G35
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Simon K on March 30, 2002, 12:19:37 PM
The back resembles the Integra/FTO/Eclipse styling, are the big rear bumpers crumple zone requirements?
Looks nice, I think those original concept pics freaked a lot of people out.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 12:29:21 PM
There is a good chance the bumper design and grill shape will change for the Japanese cars....but it just looks so good to me:)   Notice the after-burner type lights are still there....inside those massive rear lenses
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 12:30:31 PM
...oh and the 6 speed manual 'box:D :D
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: NARK[iPGN] on March 30, 2002, 12:38:21 PM
if i wanted a car that looks like a Integra RS, Lexus Roadster, Audi TT... id buy them... then again i couldnt afford either of them :D:D:D
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Simon K on March 30, 2002, 12:50:40 PM
We'll see what happens when the photoshop virtuoso's get their hands on those pics......
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: NARK[iPGN] on March 30, 2002, 12:57:55 PM
no amount of photoshopping can make that look like a respecable street machine/beast!

it looks like a rich old mans sunday driving car... R33 shape was the best, R34 was a good upgrade... THAT however... is just disgusting.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: kai on March 30, 2002, 01:12:27 PM
damn the wheels are in the 4 corners of the car arent they....hope the wheel-base isnt to long or else its gonna get stuck on stuff :)  looks **** loaps better than concept car....
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Mic 80 on March 30, 2002, 01:15:47 PM
I am with you on this one Nark the G35 looks to much like the V8 Lexus Roadster, not a bad thing though but could benifit from the after burner tail lights (dump the dodgy covers & make the tail lights separate from the turn lights/reverse lights) & a nose lift to make it stand out from the croud (Nice Wide Open Grill With Nissan Or Skyline badge in middle) move the rego plate up onto the rear bar, to brake up that huge rear bar as well as the reverse lights, as history has showen from the R30 through to the R34
nissan has been on a good thing untill now,  got to love the 7 spoke rims that are 18 by 8 with the 235 high proformance tyres.
Inside looks good still looks like a Skyline from inside but needs to have more of a cockpit feel to it by the look of it but that is IMHO


Cheers
Mike :D
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 01:49:59 PM
close up of the lights
(http://auto.ascii24.com/auto24/issue/2002/0329/images/images664104.jpg)
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Mic 80 on March 30, 2002, 01:52:52 PM
hmmmm I take that back on a closer look that dose look good :p
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: R32GTS-4 on March 30, 2002, 02:18:56 PM
That looks great, I love the rear end!!!!! God damn I want one if it wasnt for that crap front end!  The interior is really nice as well..
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Not Happy Jan on March 30, 2002, 02:23:11 PM
I see this is the version intended for the US market.
This is freaky, looks alot like my V35 concepts from ages ago, and the ones i did recently.
I also did a mockup which had similar tail lights using the hotplates inside the funny looking shape. As i said, this is weird seeing something like one of my photoshop jobs come to life..
Doesnt look too bad. Pity its not a actual SKYLINE tho.
Still cant wait to see the GTR
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on March 30, 2002, 02:49:10 PM
Not Happy Jan....what do you mean its not a Skyline?  Its a V35 Skyline in Japan...Infinity G35 coupe in the US...:rolleyes:
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Birty on March 30, 2002, 04:31:56 PM
Well I hope they change the Jap version, cause I don't like that at all, I think the 350Z looks heaps better, mainly cause it sticks with the hertiage of the car a bit, that thing looks nothing like a Skyline. But I wouldn't get too excited till they release pics of the Jap Skyline(s).  And am I the only one who liked the GTR Concept ??? I think the front headlights could of used a little work, and the interior wasn't much chop, but I liked it.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: NARK[iPGN] on March 30, 2002, 05:41:12 PM
ok... as a car i like it... its nice.. but i dont think that nissan should name that as the new skyline... cal it a nissan skydot or something just not a skyline.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Carlito on March 30, 2002, 07:46:30 PM
AFAIK that's not the GTR, that's like a GTS 2-door. THe GTR is supposed to be a different beast altogether.

The taillights are LED - that's why the multiple little round thingies in the large circles. I still prefer the taillights lights on the new Altima - they have the right look, afterburners in crystal!
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: TangoGTS-4 on March 31, 2002, 07:17:00 AM
I like it, and if it can match or better performance of a R34 GT-t then I will surely be impresses.

I didn't like the GTR Concept to begin with, but it really did grow on me, and now I really like it.

Go Nissan!

Greg. :king:
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Wraith on April 01, 2002, 12:42:30 AM
Can someone who is good with photoshop blank out all the surrounding see through red from around the lights to the same color as the car????

See how this looks....
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: =ByTcHS|AppA= on April 02, 2002, 09:10:48 AM
ARRRRGGGGHHHH....okok...this may sound trivial - but where do i install an aftermarket stereo?!!...FFS...

Nice green dials.......

The whole car just looks like a toy - not a performance car...
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on April 02, 2002, 09:36:20 AM
...unfortunately you can't!!!  I really hate the new built-in systems that most manufacturers seem to be forcing upon their customers....bolloks to that I say:mad:
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Joel on April 02, 2002, 11:58:11 AM
I like it.

Looks a little like the Audi Style.
Title: Interesting link
Post by: sidewaymambo on April 02, 2002, 01:01:59 PM
Found a link, have a look!!

http://www.infiniti.com/discover/ModelHomepage/0,,22756,00.html:D
more..
http://www.infiniti.com/discover/ModelSpecifications/0,9284,22756,00.html
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on April 02, 2002, 01:23:45 PM
...that 3.5 V6 has 280 bhp here in Japan...
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: cammo on April 04, 2002, 03:42:14 PM
They say that the V6 in the new coupe will put out about the same... 205kW+  (275 BHP), not bad considering the octane differance between Jap and US fuel!

Check this out, heaps of specs & info on the new car...  http://www.importdriver.com.au/News.htm (http://www.importdriver.com.au/News.htm)
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Forsteen on April 04, 2002, 04:55:53 PM
Here is a little tid bit in a magazine for you.  Engine pic.
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: DCD on April 04, 2002, 04:58:13 PM
Thats a pic of the VQ30DETT on a bench at Nismo.  Being prepared for use in one of the GT500 GT-Rs.  Debut race will be at Fuji Int Speedway in late July...
Title: New V35 coupe....
Post by: Forsteen on April 04, 2002, 05:29:58 PM
cool