2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe


2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe

2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe

The new 2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan, which went on sale at over 150 Infiniti dealers nationwide on March 11, is a four-door sedan created with racing-inspired technology. This fall, Infiniti takes the same rear-wheel drive, driver-oriented platform, turns up the performance levels and drapes it under a sensuous new two-door 2+2 body to create the all-new 2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe. Infiniti unveiled a pre-production version of the G35 Sport Coupe at the 2002 New York International Auto Show.

The G35 Sport Coupe shares the innovative FM (for front mid-ship) platform with the new G35 Sport Sedan. In both vehicles, the engine is positioned behind the front axle, resulting in an optimized front-to-rear weight balance of 52%:48%.

Both the G35 Sport Coupe and Sport Sedan feature a standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with aluminum-alloy block and heads and electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle system. The G35 Sport Coupe receives a higher level of engine performance and exhaust tuning than the sedan, resulting in a horsepower rating of 275-plus, versus the sedan’s 260 horsepower. The G35 Sport Coupe will be offered with a choice of 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode or an all-new 6-speed manual transmission. Infiniti’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is standard on every G35 Sport Coupe.

Both G35s feature an advanced 4-wheel multi-link suspension with extensive use of aluminum-alloy components to reduce unsprung weight. The suspension tuning of the G35 Sport Coupe is slightly more aggressive than the sedan.

The 2003 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe will be offered in two fully equipped models, the Luxury Model and Sport Model. Other available equipment includes a dual sliding glass sunroof with one-touch open/close feature, DVD-type navigation system, Bose® premium audio system, an Aero Package with rear aero wing and rear side air diffusers, a Brembo Brakes Package, Premium Package and Winter Package with heated front seats and heated outside mirrors.

In Detail

price $ $33 000 USD
engine V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Sequential Injection
displacement 3498 cc / 213.5 in³
bore 95.5 mm / 3.76 in
stroke 84.1 mm / 3.31 in
compression 10.3:1
power 208.8 kw / 280 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 80.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 179.72 bhp per tonne
torque 366.07 nm / 270 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 6600
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
front tires P225/45WR18
rear tires P245/45WR18
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 325 mm / x 12.8 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
r brake size x 333 mm / x 13.1 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1558 kg / 3435 lbs
wheelbase 2850 mm / 112.2 in
front track 1534 mm / 60.4 in
rear track 1539 mm / 60.6 in
length 4628 mm / 182.2 in
width 1816 mm / 71.5 in
height 1394 mm / 54.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 5-Speed Auto
gear ratios 3.79:1, 2.32:1, 1.62:1, 1.27:1, 1.00:1, 0.79:1, :1
final drive 3.54:1
0 – 60 mph ~6.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~14.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.6 seconds