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Infiniti IPL G Convertible Concept – Click above to enlarge image

The first Infiniti Performance Line offering was unveiled at Pebble Beach last month in the form of the IPL G37 Coupe. The 348-horsepower G hardtop wears a factory-designed bodykit and came with engine and chassis tweaks to make things slightly firmer and faster. It goes on sale in December.

This week, its droptop brother will arrive at the Paris Motor Show. Infiniti hasn't announced power output, but we expect the IPL G Convertible Concept will probably be a shade less muscular than the coupe, as is the case with the non-IPL models. The automaker hasn't given away any hint of pricing, either, but VP Ben Poore did say "IPL promises unique driving attributes from other Infiniti models, without adding stratospheric prices," if that's any consolation. Stay tuned for complete details later in the week.

[Source: Infiniti]
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Infiniti today released photos of its new Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) G Convertible Concept, which debuts next week at the Paris Auto Show. The IPL G Convertible Concept features unique aerodynamic styling, the dynamic performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, three-piece retractable hardtop and a dramatic red leather-appointed interior.

"The Infiniti Performance Line is designed to push the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore. "IPL promises unique driving attributes from other Infiniti models, without adding stratospheric prices."

The IPL G Convertible Concept follows the world debut of the first production vehicle in the new Infiniti Performance Line, the 2011 IPL G Coupe, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August. The limited production IPL G Coupe, which features a 348-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, high-flow full dual exhaust, special sport-tuned suspension and steering gear, IPL aerodynamic styling and sport-style IPL interior treatment, is set to go on sale at Infiniti retailers throughout the United States in December. Photos of the IPL G Convertible Concept and IPL G Coupe are available at infinitinews.com.

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      No..... just, no!
      • 4 Years Ago
      335 and BMW crushes this brand. They barely exist lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now it can almost compete with the 335i, but is much uglier, especially that front end and overdone side skirts
        • 4 Years Ago
        the G comes with a 330 hp egine while the 335 is around 300 i think and it cost less aswell.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While I think the new G convertible is absolutely gorgeous, I'm not a fan of all the IPL equipment. It's all optional, so it's all good. I also really hope Infiniti doesn't go down the road of creating exclusive M-division, AMG, Quattro, V, or F-sport competitors with the IPL range. Infinitis are performance-oriented enough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks too lumpy.

      As if it is allergic to shellfish, but ate some anyways, and now it's all swollen.

      Maybe it's just me, but I much prefer the 1st gen G-coupe to the current model.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought that too when they first came out. Especially the sedan. I wasn't impressed with the redesign, but then I saw a black on black with it's HIDs on at a gas station and I was sold. Its one of those cars that looks better in person than in pictures.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Infiniti IPL lol

      I Prefer Lexus

      Looks like a giant SC430 ten years late
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice, much rather have this then a 335i.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "IPL promises unique driving attributes from other Infiniti models, without adding stratospheric prices,"

      That's something we can all get behind! Let's hope Infiniti delivers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks nice, much better option then a 335i overall. Would really like to see an IPL M56...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aesthetically, I'm not a fan of most of their cars. The lines are too contemporary. There isn't a heritage thy can build on. A 1990 Lexus LS in very good condition still looks fresh. Those lines are classic and you can see them in the 2010 LS. Can't say the same for a 2003 M45 vs a 2010 M45 or a Q45 to.. (oh yea, Infiniti couldn't give those puppies away).
      Once the shine has worn off, in five years most Infinitis will be as desirable as a five year old (or even new) Hyundai Tiberon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That may be true for some of their models but the G35 coupe has aged much better than most of it's rivals.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know what you are talking about. In my opinion the 2010 M Class has to be one of the most beautiful sedan on the market (both exterior and interior) right now. And for its price range it has got a kick ass engine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        what are you talking about? contemporary? this isnt a painting..

        The only somewhat modern looking car from around that time was the 91 Legend.
        and Hyundai doesnt even make the Tiburon anymore
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well considering a 335i will cost less than this ipl model it already handles better than the g for less than 2k u can have that hp easily with the 335i with just a tune... I remember the price they have set w
      Was somewhere close to 50k which is stupid considering u can do more with that extra money in the aftermarket And u can have a better looking front end
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, a 335i, equally equipped WILL NOT cost less. A 335i coupe with similar options costs $52k. A 335i vert with similar options will be a helluva lot more than this. You can get a 335i coupe in the $$60k range with comparable options.

        And I'm sick of this "oh you can get a tune" forum fanboy garbage. You can also strap a rocket to the roof and get 5 second 1/4 mile times.

        Contrary to popular belief, most of us aren't stop light racing from light to light.
        • 4 Years Ago
        man stop talking out of your ass.
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