Infiniti to Sell Four-Door GT-R?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
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infiniti to sell four door gt r

Some of you will remember our post concerning the possibility of Infiniti badge-engineering themselves a GT-R. Our stance? Perish the thought! However, we did end the screed by saying it would behoove the Franco-Japanese house that Ghosn built to consider a four-door Godzilla. Turns out we're quite the prognosticators. Ye olde Motor Trend is reporting that a "senior source" buried deep within Nissan has "confirmed" the possibility of "studying" the option of building just such a world-beating hyper-sedan. Easier said than done, maybe. The new GT-R is (kinda) based on Nissan's crowd pleasing Front-Midship (FM) architecture. But it's so 'roided-up that Nissan refers to it as PM (Premiere-Midship). They could stretch it and bolt on two extra doors, but it would cost about $5,000 more than the existing GT-R coupe. C'est rien: a small price to pay for the knowledge that my Infiniti can whip the snot out of your IS-F, M3, RS-Whatever, etc.

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  • John R John R on Feb 20, 2008

    +1 on the RS6 Avant-eater, o kudasai!

  • Blunozer Blunozer on Feb 20, 2008

    I'm still waiting for the BMW pickup truck Moter Trend predicted a few years back. Any Motor Trend "scoop" is usually little more than wild speculation.

  • Offroadinfrontier Offroadinfrontier on Feb 20, 2008

    Take the frame, drop the AWD and the turbos, loosen up the suspension, drop the ultra-brakes, add 2 doors, and call it a Maxima. Keep everything, add 2 doors, give it a sunroof, and call it a Q.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Feb 21, 2008

    gimme a 450 hp V8 instead of twin turbos, stick it in a sedan.