This 2006 Infiniti G35 makes V8 noises that may confuse G-Series enthusiasts
By adopting rear-wheel drive for the V35 generation, the G-Series line became a commercial hit in North America for its performance, sporty looks and premium appointments. However, G35 owners are currently split into two categories: those who modify the VQ35DE V6 engine until the connecting rod bearings give up the phantom and those who uplift things with a lowering kit and comically huge rear spoiler. .
There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule. One exception is Sloppy Mechanics fame Matt Happel, the guy who modified a battered 1,037-horsepower Chevrolet Colorado from a V8 from a junkyard. Matt owns the 2006 model year Infiniti G35 in the following Regular Car Reviews video, and as the title suggests, the bone stock engine ruled in favor of a Vortec 4800 from a full-size GM pickup truck.
Based on the Generation III small block V8 truck engine, this block produced 255 horsepower to 285 horsepower when brand new. Torque wasn’t too shabby either at 285 to 295 lb-ft (386 to 400 Nm), but this engine isn’t exactly stock. Currently rated at 360 horsepower instead of 600 with a fan and 680 with nitrous, the Vortec 4800 hot cam, long tube engine is a far cry from the standard G35.
In total, over $ 21,000 worth of modifications have been made to this unique version that will take on G-Series devotees with small block sounds. The CD009 six-speed manual transmission makes this G35 all the more interesting to drive due to the unsprung double disc clutch which makes it difficult to get off the line as smoothly as a spring clutch allows you to.
Despite this daily driving problem, I wholeheartedly invite you to go to the 13:35 mark in the following video to see this almost stock G35 land 11 seconds in second gear and chirp the rear wheels in third and fourth. .