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Featuring rear-wheel drive and a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the G35 sedan is fitted with a fully independent multilink suspension and side curtain-type airbags. An available Aero Package includes a rear spoiler and underbody side fairings. The G35 Sport Coupe is built on a racing-inspired FM (front midships) platform and is designed with 52/48 weight distribution. It uses the same V-6 engine as the G35 sedan, but the V-6 in the coupe pumps out 280 hp.Infiniti says the G35 Sport Coupe’s suspension tuning is slightly more aggressive than the sedan’s because it makes extensive use of aluminum to reduce unsprung weight. Luxury and Sport models are available. For the 2004 model year, the coupe earns a sunroof and a power rear sunshade, and side sills become standard. The sedan gets a new tire-pressure monitor and heated mirrors, and 17-inch wheels are standard in the G35 sedan for 2004. A limited-slip differential is installed on sedans featuring the Leather Package and six-speed gearbox.
This sport sedan takes curves beautifully, simply proceeding where you suggest with the steering wheel. Body roll is minimal, and the engine’s power helps when heading through quick turns. With both the regular suspension and the tauter setup, the ride is surprisingly smooth on most surfaces — even on somewhat bumpy pavement. Because the base model is so stable and flat, the differences with the sport suspension don’t come across as dramatic.
Sporty in both appearance and feel, the two-door G35 Sport Coupe has plenty of eager energy on tap. Enthusiastic drivers can hardly ask for more on twisty roads as this car operates with stunning precision and super stability.Even though the suspension is definitely taut, the ride is surprisingly easy — but jolts inevitably occur on rougher pavement surfaces. An automatic-transmission model is just about as satisfying as the manual-shift coupe, which has an easy-shifting notchy gearbox and a clutch that’s no problem to modulate. The driver’s seat feels cozily snug and ready for action, but front headroom with the sunroof could be better. A refined yet exuberant exhaust note rounds out the stimulating G35 Sport Coupe’s sensations.