G Force: Nissan GT-R, Inifiniti G in the News

While Nissan is currently working hard to prepare the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for its launch later this year, the company has continued to keep a sharp focus on its up-level products, too.

For the 2011 Nissan GT-R, aka, Godzilla, monster performance will now require a somewhat scarier price tag at dealers like Infiniti Boston. Nissan recently announced its supercar’s “Premium” model will set you back $84,060, an increase of $1,030 over last year, while the base-model car has been canceled.

On the other hand, that price does include a standard 485-hp twin-turbo V6, six-speed dual-clutch transmission, newly retuned suspension, 0.27 coefficient of drag, carbon fiber galore and 0-60 times in the low 3′s. And remember, the Nissan’s MSRP is still nearly $50,000 less than that of a similarly performing Porsche 911 Turbo.

For Nissan’s luxury division, it’s anniversary time, and that means limited-run, 20th anniversary editions of the 2010 Infiniti G models, designed to honor the brand’s two decades in the industry. Only 350 Anniversary edition G37 sedans will be produced, while production quantities for the special G37 coupe and convertible will be limited to just 200 units each.

Each Anniversary edition gets outfitted with with a sophisticated appearance package that includes unique wheels, a Midnight Black grille, model-specific chin spoiler or front fascia, Monaco Red Leather interiors, sport side sills for coupes and convertibles and a rear spoiler on all models except for the convertible.

The Anniversary G’s are motivated by Infiniti’s powerful 3.7-liter aluminum V6, mated to an advanced seven-speed automatic, and also get outfitted with the Nissan Sport, Premium and Navigation packages, which add a host of further amenities. These include sport brakes, a viscous limited-slip differential, paddle shifters, premium sound system, power moonroof and Infiniti’s latest nav system and the proverbial much, much more.

Customers can help Infiniti celebrate when these Anniversary G37 models are go on sale in April with MSRPs of $43,350 for the sedan, $43,550 for the AWD sedan, $50,550 for the coupe and $54,900 for the convertible.