2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible
The Infiniti IPL G convertible is not new to us as this car has been around for some time in concept form. And now, the production version of this car has been launched by Infiniti at the ongoing 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is the second model of Infiniti Performance Line or IPL and was first launched as a concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
The 2013 IPL G Convertible is based on the G37 convertible and is fitted with a specially tuned version of Nissan’s 3.7-liter V6 delivering 343 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This is an improvement of 18 horsepower and 6 pound-feet over non-IPL models. The increase in output is achieved by tuning the exhaust system and engine, which includes recalibration of the air-fuel mixture and ignition timing.The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with downshift rev matching, quick-shift Drive Sport mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).
The car sits on 19-inch seven-spoke graphite-finish alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires. Other features of the car includes updated braking system which features four-piston calipers and 14-inch discs up front and two-piston calipers and 13.8-inch discs in the rear, tuned suspension and steering.
The car features a three piece retractable roof and is offered in two paintjobs: Moonlight White and Malbec Black. Standard equipment of the car include climate-controlled front sport seats, adaptive dual-zone climate controls, Bose audio system, navigation with voice recognition, power tilt/telescope steering wheel and rear sonar system.
The car will be offered only in one trim level and sales will start from spring next year.