: GM lost $38.7 billion in 2007 and Infiniti to have the GTR also?



Blackout
02-12-08, 11:50 AM
Problems with the GMAC finance unit and large charges taken in the third quarter related to other tax issues left GM with a company record $38.7 billion net loss for 2007. http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/12/news/companies/gm/index.htm?cnn=yes

And now for some interesting news, it's looking like that Infiniti will wind up getting the GTR after all but in a totally different package

http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Teknik/Infiniti%20R38T1.jpg

Here is a rendering of what a possible 2011 Infiniti R38T & R50 might look like. Rumors say that it will have the VR38DETT engine from the GT-R, but will also have a V-8 in its line-up. The V-8 that will be used will be the new successor to the VH45, a 5.0 liter V8 that will be seen in the upcoming FX50. It will be four-door model with larger rear seats.

The interior will be more luxurious with soft-leather and wood. The roof will be slightly taller and there will be more rear-leg room in the back and should seat 4-5 adults comfortably. The weight will be kept down using carbon-fiber components and the car will be designed to achieve sub-8 minutes Nürburgring lap times. The car will be positioned against the Porsche Panamera and will be released around 2011.
http://www.autospies.com/news/2011-Infiniti-R38T-R50-rendering-26411/


We first reported about Infiniti possibly launching its own version of the GT-R back in August of last year, when Nissan’s global design Chief Shiro Nakamura Infiniti was looking at expanding its lineup and one of the possibilities could be a “high end coupe or convertible.” In fact, until only a few months before the GT-R’s release we weren’t even sure if the new super-coupe would wear Nissan or Infiniti badges.

Nakamura has once again ignited speculation that Infiniti could be prepping its own version of the GT-R when he told CAR “we have developed the platform and the transaxle powertrain – an Infiniti version is a future possibility,” adding, “I have not done a study yet, but we are thinking about it.”

Infiniti dealer Peter Wilson has also hinted that a luxurious version of the GT-R could be offered. Speaking with Automotive News, he said that Infiniti was looking at three main segments to expand its lineup. “One is some sort of a supercar. Would it be on the same GT-R platform? That would make sense,” he commented. The other segments he hinted at include the midsized MPV and high-end limo markets.

Closest rivals Lexus and Acura are both working on developing 500hp supercars of their own and as Nakamura pointed out during a previous interview, there remains significant interest in the segment in the luxury performance market.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/supercars/nissan-could-build-an-infiniti-gt-r/

MauiV
02-12-08, 07:29 PM
Hideous. Ugliest grill I have seen in quite a time and its good to see Nissan now has a $80,000+ Altima

Blackout
02-12-08, 08:23 PM
Hideous. Ugliest grill I have seen in quite a time and its good to see Nissan now has a $80,000+ Altima

Yeah it is pretty friggin ugly, and that color isn't helping it either

bob k
02-12-08, 11:21 PM
Blech, put it back in, its not done yet.

gary88
02-12-08, 11:28 PM
I'll take an M5, thanks.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-12-08, 11:50 PM
What's their estimate on cost of that GT-R Sedan?

Jesda
02-13-08, 05:24 AM
http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Teknik/Infiniti%20R38T1.jpg

^^LOL

Blackout
02-13-08, 12:22 PM
http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Teknik/Infiniti%20R38T1.jpg

^^LOL

Thank god it's only a rendering!