Infiniti Safety Car

April 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

I know! You don’t hear that everyday. But the Japanese luxury brand has decided to get involved in rallying but apparently they are not yet confident enough to actually race in it.

They have prepared a special safety car based on the G37 Coupe for the Spanish rally Championship. The car began its duties on April 1 in the Rally of Villajoyosa. The partnership with Spanish federation expands on Infiniti’s involvement with the GT Championship of Spain for which the performance brand also supplies a Safety Car to work in all events. The car will be driven by Marc Blázquez, World TT Champion driving for Nissan, with Salvador Belzunces alongside as co-pilot who will be vital for assessing the state of the route before the competition.

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The Infiniti Safety Car is a G37 Coupe with the same 320 hp six-cylinder and  six-speed manual gearbox, but specially prepared for the job with a roll bar by VIMESA, Bilstein dampers, brake pads and liquid by GALFER, outdoor lights and siren, communications equipment and GPS were added. A collaboration with SPARCO brought further safety features including racing seats and seatbelts, a fire extinguishing system and equipment for the drivers. Finally Michelin has fitted the car with high performance Pilot SuperSport tyres.

“The Spanish Federation always works for the safety of the races and this is why for consistency, government bodies decided several years ago to employ the same Car Zero in all races,” says Carlos Gracia, President of the RFEA. “Therefore, the crew is as important as having a vehicle that is both fast and reliable, two virtues that certainly belong to the Infiniti G37 Coupe S.”