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Infiniti G37S Coupe

It seems our Infiniti is something of a lively handler, which Ian Eveleigh thinks might not be such a bad thing

I mentioned last month how the Infiniti’s slippy diff and ESP coped well with keeping the car’s 265lb ft in check on the greasy passes of the Lake District. Well, with autumn now in full swing, I’ve discovered that it’s not just slow, tight, uphill hairpins that have GG10 EVO trying to spin-up its rear Bridgestones – attempt to push on through pretty much any wet corner and you’ll soon feel the car’s back end nudging wide, far more easily than in any similarly powered rear-drive car I can think of, in fact.

Perhaps it’s the price you pay for the nimble, light-on-its-feet feeling the G37S has in the dry, a product, no doubt, of its quick rack and four-wheel steering system.

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It’s not really a problem, though, as the ESP is always on top of things (amusingly, on certain surfaces you can keep its light flickering well beyond 60mph), but I do wonder if, as the gloomier months continue, I might eventually tire of having to be quite so careful with my right foot. Then again, if I get the chance to take the Infiniti out on a wet track for some ESP-off laughs, I’m sure you won’t hear me complaining.

Running Costs

Date acquiredJuly 2010
Total mileage6135
Mileage this month1689
MPG this month27.6
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