South Carolina – Sam Abuelsamid from autoblog.com took me around the Michelin Laurens Proving Ground wet pad.

I just want to say, neither Sam, nor I, were one of the journalists that impelled a fuel tank, nor did we have a deer visit our hood.

Type: this is a four-passenger sedan, not an SUV

Base Price: The 35i (6cyl) starts at $53,275, while the 50i (8cyl) starts at $63,776

Engine options:

35i V6 specifications:
Inline 6 – 4 valves per cylinder
300 horsepower @ 5,800-6,250 rpm “ 300 lb-ft torque @ 1,400-5,000 rpm

50i V-8 specifications:
90 degree V-8 4 valves per cylinder
Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) valve control technology
400 horsepower @ 5,500-6,400 rpm “ 459 lb-ft torque @ 1,750-4,500 rpm

Drive: all-wheel drive, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with Traction Control System (TCS) is standard on all FX models, as well as Infinitis advanced ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split)

Competitors: This is a car that people will buy because it is exclusive, it is a new design that will catch your eye the minute you see it.