Luxury performance coupes have had a rough time of it during the past half-decade. In times of economic trouble, discretionary purchases are considered gauche, and a car like the Infiniti G37 Coupe is about anything but practicality. Constructed upon parent company Nissan’s laudable front-midship, rear-wheel-drive vehicle platform, which also serves as the basis for the Infiniti G Sedan, Infiniti EX crossover, and Nissan 370Z sports car, the G37 Coupe is what someone buys as a reward for a job well done, a goal achieved, or to relieve a burning sensation from cash in one’s pocket.
The first Infiniti G Coupe arrived for the 2003 model year, and a decade later that original G35 Coupe still looks terrific. The current model, the second-generation car, debuted for the 2008 model year, and is equally timeless as it enters it sixth year on the market.
This Vibrant Red example of the G37 Coupe, which is due for a complete redesign by 2014, arrived by accident, on a day we expected to see a G37 Sedan delivered. As it turned out, this was one mistake relished rather than regretted.