Yes, the new 2007 Nissan Altima Coupe is the poor man’s G35, as long as the financially challenged don’t mind moving the coupe’s motivating wheels up front. Though given a shorter wheelbase and shorter overall length than 4-door Altima, the Coupe looks like a cross between its sedan sibling and rich cousin, the Infiniti G35. Ahead of the doors it’s all Altima, but aft of and including the C-pillar, it’s all G35. The broad and defined shoulders that flow over the rear fenders and into the trunk are just gorgeous if you ask us.
The Altima Coupe will be staring down the Honda Accord Coupe and Toyota Solara Coupe in the marketplace, as well as perhaps the Pontiac G6 Coupe and Chevy Monte Carlo. It will be armed with either a 170-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine or the yummy 3.5-liter VQ V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs. of torque, both available with either an Xtronic CVT or 6-speed manual. The interior is standard Altima stuff, except for seats that are more deeply bolstered, and the backseat doesn’t look suitable for anyone other than Frodo and friends. Nissan hasn’t released any info on price, but the Altima Coupe will arrive in showrooms next summer as a 2008 model.
Follow the jump for high resolution live and press shots of the Altima Coupe, as well as a full press release with detailed specs.