Pulled the trigger on a red sport

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Pulled the trigger on a red sport

Well, I sold my 2007 G35x, and bought a 2016 Q50 red sport. Took it for a test drive today, and all I can say is WOW. The acceleration is very impressive. Timed it at 4.4 secs 0-60. Quiet interior. Passing ability on the highway blows the G35 away. There is no comparison.
 
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Why you went with red sport instead of hybrid?
 
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Why you went with red sport instead of hybrid?
Hybrid is basically the 300hp 3.0l with a 60 hp hybrid motor. I wanted the 400 hp motor. Really, to drive it is unreal. The take off, passing ability, fit and finish is awesome. I loved my G, but the one thing that bugged me about the car is when you go to pass, their way always the computer lag in acceleration, and then the car would just scream. That irritated me to no end. It was fairly quick I guess, but nothing like this car. You punch it, and you better pay attention to where you're going, because you're gonna get there quickly.
 
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I keep eyeballing the hybrid and red sport, but then there is always boosting my car to 400hp. So i'm not quite decided yet.
 
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I've never had any problems when passing. Drop it into 4th, rev match, pedel to the floor and gtfo that beeotch. Haha

I do like the sound if 400hp tho. Does the redsport come in a manual?
 
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I've never had any problems when passing. Drop it into 4th, rev match, pedel to the floor and gtfo that beeotch. Haha

I do like the sound if 400hp tho. Does the redsport come in a manual?
As far as I know Infiniti does not offer manual in any models, currently. Maybe in a coupe when it comes out.
 
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As far as I know Infiniti does not offer manual in any models, currently. Maybe in a coupe when it comes out.
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I keep eyeballing the hybrid and red sport, but then there is always boosting my car to 400hp. So i'm not quite decided yet.
If you have the 3.0t that is 300hp, you cannot increase the boost to get to 400 hp. They are a little different engines.
 
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I've never had any problems when passing. Drop it into 4th, rev match, pedel to the floor and gtfo that beeotch. Haha

I do like the sound if 400hp tho. Does the redsport come in a manual?
If you have the 3.5l or 3.7l, trust me there is no comparison in passing. I had my G, and thought it was quick, and it is sorta, but nowhere near this car.
 
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New cars are supposed to be better so, its not surprising. Plus, as long as Infiniti took to replace the G37 series. The new coupe should fly you to the moon.
 
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OP congrats. I would be really proud of Infiniti for producing a true sports car if the RS had a manual tranny, but damn with the level of creature comforts in a sedan that runs 4.4 0-60 it's hard to complain about anything else. Who would have thought Infiniti would have introduced a stock car that will beat my bone stock 06 GTO, well done!
 
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1500 mile review. Pros: The car is quite quick, steering is ultra lite, quiet interior, no rattles, brakes are very strong, stereo system is excellent, easy to use navigation, it really is a blast to drive especially in sport+ mode. Cons: Had a couple of electrical gremlins that required me to shut the car off then it fixed itself. One time the rear view camera did not come on, and then when I put it in drive the navigation screen was blank. One time the down angle of the rear view mirrors in reverse did not move. The rear window defroster sucks, and don't even want to think how bad it will be in the fall and winter. This may need some work but will see. The ride is stiff, you feel every road imperfection, I believe this is largely due to the absolute crap tires. If you go to tire rack and read the reviews of these tires, there is not a single good review. Why would they put these crap tires on a 55k dollar car?? But overall I love the car. I had my 07 G35 for 9 years and 151k miles, and will for sure keep this equally as long.
 
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To answer the tire question, because in the end it's all about the money. Most "normal" Infiniti buyers won't even notice things we enthusiasts do like **** tires. Good news though, you can have fun trashing those then just replace them and get exactly what YOU want lol.
 
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Apparently, the 3.0TT is hitting 375 to wheels on Stillen and Motordyne dynos. That's closer to 425hp+-

The new VR is a beast out of the box. I can only imagine it with AWD. When (and if) the DIS gets tuned perfect, it'll be right up there with top of the line Versions of Germany's best.

And when you paint the chrome grill trim black... Oh la la.
 
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what tires does it come with?

They want allot of money for the car.

I just spect one out and it came to 61k with all the bells and whistles. Throw another 10k on top and you get a used F-Type R with 550HP.

I don't know if it's worth it for 61k.
 

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