In addition to the JX Concept, Infiniti has rolled out another new model here in Monterey: the 2013 IPL G Convertible.

Like its coupe sibling, the IPL (for Infiniti Performance Line) is more about handling and appearance than outright power. The 3.7-liter VQ37HR V6 benefits from the same breathing mods, delivering 348 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque through either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. The body has been festooned with the same angular front and rear fascias, along with 19-inch wheels and a reworked suspension with stiffer springs at all four corners.

The IPL G Convertible concept that debuted in Paris earlier this year (and pictured above at Infiniti's tent in Pebble Beach) is almost exactly what will be available when sales begin in the spring of next year. Hit the jump for the full details.
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Infiniti Announces 2013 IPL G Convertible

Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) Expands As Stunning New Open-Top Model Joins IPL G Coupe in Infiniti Showrooms Beginning Spring 2012

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2011) – Infiniti today announced that it will double its Infiniti Performance Line lineup of premium performance vehicles in spring 2012 with the addition of a new 2013 IPL G Convertible. More than just focusing on engine power and acceleration, the Infiniti Performance Line, or IPL, product design philosophy focuses on "total vehicle performance," including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at highly attractive price points.

The IPL G Convertible announcement was made by Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where the IPL G Convertible Concept is currently on display. 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 unique red leather-appointed interior set against a Malbec Black exterior – a level of equipment and performance modification expected to be shared with the production IPL G Convertible.

"The Infiniti Performance Line, as demonstrated by our first offering, the IPL G Coupe, challenges the concept of an ultra-high cost sports series. IPL pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration, but does so with an Infiniti twist," said Poore. "The IPL G Convertible will deliver the goods, just like the current IPL G Coupe does. Plus, the new IPL G Convertible offers the added pleasure of open-air motoring."

The new IPL G Convertible is based on the foundation of the Infiniti G37 Convertible, which features an advanced 3.7-liter V6 and three-piece power retractable hardtop that's designed to look as good with the top up as it does down.
"Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible will take a different path from its established competitors," added Poore. "It's a terrific addition to the Infiniti Performance Line, taking the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level."

Additional information on the 2013 IPL G Convertible will be available during the production version debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.


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      Papi L-Gee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's an idea... With these minor upgrades, make this the G37S. Save the performance line name for a REAL M/AMG/RS/F/V competitor. Am I asking too much?
        Chris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Papi L-Gee
        They said there focus was not on speed...but really u think they cant slap a pair or twin turbos in there and blow other cars out of the water...I would understand if they did and the car was still slow but they said from the jump that there focus was not speed.......that was not there goal.... speed isn't everything!!!! and this car is sub 50k..the ISF is 60k...so im sure if Infiniti wanted to make the car based on speed the price would be much higher!!!
        Eggmania
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Papi L-Gee
        not at all. first impressions are everything. having the debut vehicle in your 'Performance Line' be sub-400 hp is almost baffling. the existing cars already put out 330hp, a 5% increase from the same exact engine and they have the nerve to try to pass it off as their performance line? its almost absurd
          Chris
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Eggmania
          its there performance line because every other aspect of the car has been tuned for performance...they just did nothing with speed...and if that what they choose to do so be it...400hp would have been very easy to achieve but again that's not what they want to do...
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      6-speed manual - good for them. I hope people take advantage of this version of the car. It's nice that a few manufacturers still make cars geared (so to speak) for the enthusiast.
      eaglem
      • 3 Years Ago
      don't you mean last year's Paris Auto Show?
      Joeboyfresh16
      • 3 Years Ago
      Put a M56-derived V8 in there and then wel talk
      Connor McLane
      • 3 Years Ago
      *Yawn* The easiest way to make a debut of a car insignificant is to debut it amongst an awe inspiring horde of exotics.
      A B
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why won't they make a six-speed AWD? Are they that afraid that it will take sales away from the GT-R? After people tweak the engine that is? I really like the styling of this despite not being a fan of the Infiniti Grill design.
      Clock
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice. I love seeing car makers diversify their line ups. But whenever Lexus makes their new SC it will blow this away (as long as it retains the legendary V8)
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Clock
        Id rather see a new Supra!! the sc is a good car but not very popular.
        Greg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Clock
        If Lexus does make a new SC 460 it will probably be more tuned for cushy luxury cruising like the 2001-2010 SC 430 model was. The original SC 400 and SC 300 were extremely sporty fun to drive coupes which are still a timeless design even today. If Lexus could make a new SC similar to the 1992-2000 models then there could be some competition for the Infiniti G Coupe, BMW 3 Series Coupe, Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe, Audi A5, and Cadillac CTS Coupe.
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you going to the Germans because infiniti doesn't offer the next car you want or are you switching brands because you don't like the amount of suvs infiniti sells? It is interesting how many suvs they have out, the QX will likely be canned soon. I agree with you that its sorta stupid, but if you just want another G or M then they got you covered. M3, 7series or 1series and I guess they don't have anything for you.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Infinti also beats most of these other cars in the department of speed with a V6 engine...so i dont see what the complaints are about
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow.
      Brex
      • 3 Years Ago
      About all I can say is I'm diggin' the wheels.
      Tamoor Chaudhry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does it come with factory clear corners?
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