Infiniti to take on Porsche’s Panamera with 4-door GT-R

The on and off again rumors of a four-door Nissan GT-R are still out there. Just earlier this year we saw a photo rendering depicting what a four-door GT-R would look like with an Infiniti badge. Nonetheless, Carlos Ghosn has repeatedly denied a GT-R based sedan for Infiniti.

Well, here is some inside information or rumors, or whatever you want to call it. According to AutoExpress, sources in Japan tell them that Nissan is working on a supercar that will have four-doors and a Infiniti badge. The car, which will be a rival to the Porsche Panamera and an answer to the BMW M5, will use the four-wheel-drive chassis and twin-clutch gearbox of the GT-R coupe.

Rather than focusing on performance, the car will emphasis comfort and luxury with a longer wheelbase. And instead of the 3.8L V6 twin-turbo from the GT-R we’ll see a 5.0L V8 from the Infiniti FX50 SUV making some 420-hp. 0 to 60 mph is expected in under 5 seconds with a top speed of 170 mph.

The Infiniti sedan is expected to arrive in 2011 but we’ll believe it when we see it.


Source: AutoExpress