On sale next spring, the 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible arrived in Los Angeles as the open-air companion to the recently introduced IPL G Coupe. Based on the Infiniti G37 Convertible, this enthusiast-grade al fresco variant benefits from a full range of Infiniti Performance Line functional tweaks as well as unique cosmetic touches.

Finished in either Moonlight White or Malbec Black, the exterior of the 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible wears a tasteful body kit that brings a unique front fascia with integrated fog lamps, sculpted side sills and larger-diameter chrome exhaust outlets set off by IPL 19-inch staggered-width alloy wheels wrapped in W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, 225/45s up front and 245/40s in the rear.

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Making good on its go-faster looks, the 3.7-liter V6 in the IPL G Convertible gets a recalibrated engine management system and freer-flowing dual exhaust system. Collectively, they help bump output from 325 to 343 horsepower and raise peak torque from 267 to 273 lb-ft. That power gets transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission that features Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode and includes magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).

To enhance its cornering prowess and straight-line stability, the 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible benefits from a full suspension retune that raises spring, shock and anti-roll bar rates over those used in a G37 Convertible Sport model. Directional control comes from a revised sport steering gear and stopping power is fortified with larger performance brakes.

While its three-piece power-retractable hardtop carries over directly from the G35 Convertible, the passenger compartment on the Infiniti IPL G version gets unique Monaco Red or Stone leather upholstery and features climate-controlled sport buckets up front with IPL embroidered logos, unique floormats and Silk Obi aluminum accent trim. The lengthy standards list on this fully loaded mono-spec road-rager also includes a premium Bose Open Air Sound System, Infiniti Navigation System with XM Nav Traffic/Nav Weather, adaptive dual-zone climate control, power tilt/telescoping steering column an iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity and dual pop-up roll bars in addition to its full range of other safety systems.

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