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You can get the Red Sport in RWD for about 50k
 
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Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD
Bump! Nice RS400!
Hope you are still enjoying this sweet ride!
I recently picked up a clean red sport 400, 1 owner lease return. Blk on blk, rwd w/ staggered wheels/tires. Loaded w/ all available options & a 4yr 100kmi b2b ext warr.
Future mods: lower down pipe & cat back exhaust from fast intentions & tune for an easy/reliable 525-550hp (roughly) at the crank. But have to ride out the warranty b4 doing most of those mods.
I kept my blk/tan G35 sedan for 9yrs('04-'13) mods were: Rays 19" whls, z/g springs, coupe midpipe, HKS, full NISMO aero kit-front bumper, side sills, & lower rear valence.
I hope to keep the red sport for 5-7 years or more.
She is a really nice balance b/t luxury and sport and she flat out flies!!











'16 Q50 RED SPORT 400 | TWIN TURBO | RWD | BLK-BLK | PREM. | TECH | DAS | DAP |
sold:

'15 Golf R | Blue | 19s | DSG | DCC | NAV | Fender Audio |

'08 ISF | Blue / Blk | Mark Lev. | Nav |
'03 G35 | Blk-Tan | Nismo Aero Kit |
'03 Z06














































 

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Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD
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'16 Q50 RED SPORT 400 | TWIN TURBO | RWD | BLK-BLK | PREM. | TECH | DAS | DAP |
sold:

'15 Golf R | Blue | 19s | DSG | DCC | NAV | Fender Audio |

'08 ISF | Blue / Blk | Mark Lev. | Nav |
'03 G35 | Blk-Tan | Nismo Aero Kit |
'03 Z06
 

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Texan congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad to see one of the OG's take a chance on the RS and love it. Did you get the Direct Active steering and if so how do you like it? I've read that stock for stock your 0-60 and quarter mile times are virtually identical to my Goat but in a 4 door sport luxury vehicle. Enjoy the hell out of your new baby and keep us in the loop about the good/bad of longer term ownership.
 
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How's it handle compared to your old G?
 
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Originally Posted by Blue Dream View Post
Texan congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad to see one of the OG's take a chance on the RS and love it. Did you get the Direct Active steering and if so how do you like it? I've read that stock for stock your 0-60 and quarter mile times are virtually identical to my Goat but in a 4 door sport luxury vehicle. Enjoy the hell out of your new baby and keep us in the loop about the good/bad of longer term ownership.
Thx Blue Dream, I will/am enjoying it! Yes, it is pretty fast & that sounds right on your GTO!

I do have DAS. I actually like the direct adaptive steering bc of its customization (personal drive mode). I'm still playing around on which settings I prefer but for most people you're bound to find a setting you like. It takes time to get used to bc there is an initial feeling of being disconnected (bc you are disconnected) and you don't feel all the road vibrations in the steering which is mostly good but takes time to get used to.

I will keep you all posted on ownership experience.

So so far the only thing to complain about is the trunk struts need replacing which is a common q50 issue. I won't go through ext war bc I don't want to go to dealer unless absolutely necessary (and I even have 0 deductible). I can get an inexpensive pair of boxi "6802" struts from amazon and change them myself in 10 mins (as long as you do exactly as per instructions on link below)
https://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/di...placement.html
If they fail within 2 yrs then I may try thru ext warr. (But if they use oem strut that will eventually fail).
I could try strongarm which should be better than boxi & oem.

The Dunlop tires are new (bought it that way) and they are ok but I need to source an oem spare tire kit or equivalent so I can run Michelin pilot sports which will improve ride, handling, and nvh. (Once I wear these out). It should also improve the enjoyment from DAS and suspension settings. Btw, with traction control off this RS will light up the rear tires in first and second and allow for some fun oversteer.
It quickly gets you into some alarming MPH readings so much discipline needed
Still learning about all the features. This thing has intelligent cruise, cuts throttle/applies braking to avoid collisions and turns off my brights if it senses another car approaching but I do NOT rely on those systems.
Ttyl
 

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How's it handle compared to your old G?
It definitely feels like a bigger/heavier car compared to G35 sedan but in sport + it corners very flat with no body roll and it makes you feel like you're in the footprint and weight class of the G35 sedan.

The ride on sport + is just a bit harsher than G35 set up with rays 19s and z / g coupe springs, but the RS handles better. In sport and standard the ride is much much more compliant and comfortable and handles just as good or better. Can't remember compared to stock 17s and sport suspension but my guess is handles better and is more comfortable than that stock g35 setup.

The other thing is my Q50 has ZERO: squeaks/rattles/vibrations/wind leaks etc which just adds to the whole experience.

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wow didnt know the rs model still has the older style tail lights.
 
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after googling i didnt know the rs was offered back in 2016. i always thought it was later. bad ***
 
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