Roughly a year after launching its first IPL model, the IPL G Coupe, Infiniti is now launching its second model developed by the performance division, the 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible.

Infiniti has already trotted the car out at various auto shows over the past several months but it’s now heading to showrooms where it will be priced from $61,495 including destination.

That’s quite the leap over the $48,095 starting price of the regular 2013 Infiniti G37 Convertible on which the IPL is based, though there are numerous upgrades that warrant the premium.  

Firstly, the engine in the IPL G Convertible is a 343-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6, while the standard model only has a 325-horsepower version of this engine. The only transmission is a seven-speed automatic for both.

The IPL G Convertible also comes with a specially-tuned exhaust system, stiffer suspension setup, custom 19-inch alloy wheels, a Stone or Monaco Red leather-appointed interior, and climate-controlled front seats with the IPL logo set against a choice of just two exterior colors--Malbec Black or Moonlight White.

Those wanting more power should stick with the 2013 Infiniti IPL G Coupe, which delivers 348 horsepower from the same 3.7-liter V-6 and comes with either a six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed automatic. Pricing for the IPL G Coupe starts at $51,395, while the regular G37 Coupe will set you back $40,695.

The IPL models are also differentiated from the regular G coupe and convertible by a more dramatic front-end with integrated fog lights, sporty side sills, a rear spoiler and special badging.

2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible

2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible