Paris 2010: Infiniti IPL G Cabrio Concept

- IPL G Cabrio showcases Infiniti Performance Line. - Infiniti is gauging reaction to the car in Paris. - Body kit and power boost from sports exhaust system.

Infiniti is continuing its in-road into executive consciousness at the Paris Motor Show with the IPL G Cabrio Concept. It's called a concept, but it's actually a production-ready version of the G 37 Cabriolet, with a sporty body kit and more power thanks to a free-flow exhaust system.

What's all the fuss about?

We love our sporty kits in the UK - take up of BMW M Sport kits is proportionally bigger here than anywhere else. So, it's something Infiniti must do if it's to be taken seriously alongside the German competition (and Lexus, which has launched an F-Sport kit). The IPL treatment has already been given to a G 37 Coupé and this is the Cabriolet version.

Any new technology?

The addition of a free-flowing exhaust liberates more power from the engine (it's up from 316- to 333bhp) and adds a raspier sound. The springs are lowered and stiffened, there's a body kit, some sporty interior trim and graphite-coloured 19-inch wheels. So, no new technology per se, but by boosting power the IPL kit seems to go further than your average M Sport or Audi S Line kit.

Estimated release date: To be confirmed.

Estimated cost: Around £45,000.

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