Driven: Infiniti G37 Coupe
Posted: 20 May 2010
The auto' box doesn't help matters in the economy
department, and seems to blunt the V6's aggressive, rasping character, which
cries out for a meaty clutch and short-shifting gearlever. A DCT-style flappy
paddle affair would be a good compromise but, er, Infiniti doesn't have one
But even with the limitations of the transmission, the G37 is an engaging thing to chuck about. There's good weight to the steering - if not quite the linearity of the 3-Series - and an unashamedly rear-drive feel to the G's responses that makes it feel very much the big brother of the 370Z. Though it lacks the delicacy of response of a 3-Series, the Infiniti makes up for it with good motorway composure and a nicely judged ride, firm but well-damped.