Vossen Dresses Infiniti Q50 with New Rims

The Infiniti Q50 is a nicely styled and designed modern sedan, with clear Japanese origin, European influences and a (primarily) American final destination. It is in no way a bad looking new car, but as is always the case, the regular manufacturer rims and standard ride height do little to enhance the overall look. That’s why the car in the video posted below look so much better. It gets some cool new wheels from Vossen that are of a new design that require special manufacturing techniques, as well as a lower ride height, to give them a better chance of filling the arches. The rims themselves, called CVT, are directional and come in 20- or 22-inch flavors, and will be available for purchase this month or in November, depending on which size you want (the larger ones will be available next month). I think they look spot on underneath the Q50, but look far less so when fitted to a Nissan GT-R, BMWs, a Mercedes-Benz SL or Ford Mustang where to me they looked out of place. The Infiniti is the only one of the bunch that completely pulls them off, while at the opposite end of the suitability scale we have the Audi S5, which in my opinion, should have stuck to stock. By Andrei Nedelea
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  • At Least Vossen Got It Right

    Vossen makes great rims…now, if only Infiniti could make a great car.

    • iTsLiKeAnEgG

      They are called wheels unless you’re only buying the exterior ring.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Wheels=rims+tires.

        • iTsLiKeAnEgG

          No, wheels are wheels and tires are tires. This is why when you visit a website like vossenwheels.com (or any other wheel manufacturer) you won’t be able to find a section for rimz but you still certainly find one for wheels.

          • Andrewthecarguy

            In the American street lingo, rims are the metal component of wheels, and is understood as I illustrated above.
            For further confusion, stating that you purchased new wheels could men you just bough a new car and not just a set of rims and tires.

      • At Least Vossen Got It Right

        I believe this Vossen model currently is only a forged one-piece rim, so purchasing the outer piece would be impossible. This argument can go on as long as which brand of oil is better.

        • ItMeGeorge

          The CVT is a light-weight, low pressure, staggered directional one-piece cast wheel. It is offered in 20″ and 22″ diameters. so yes it is a one-piece.. but the rims are NOT Forged that is the best way to make a Wheel or a Rim what every you guys and girls want to call it….

          • At Least Vossen Got It Right

            Thanks for the “forged” clarification.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Ya know, the Q50 is starting to grow on me. No stick means no deal for me however.

    • iTsLiKeAnEgG

      Yeah, the styling is actually quite good and getting better for me with time. The downside is that from early reviews it seems that engaging driving dynamics aren’t there because it is being targeted towards a different customer.

    • At Least Vossen Got It Right

      No stick; no heads-up display; rough engine at higher rpms; back seat occupants left with a Plain Jane console for a luxury brand; no cooled front seats for a luxury brand; front fenders emblems are tacky and look like an afterthought; pricing at the higher-end of an optioned version is about 5-6K too high.

      Give Infiniti another two iterations of this model to get matters where they should be. When you talk with Infiniti they are trying hard to distance themselves from Nissan/Datsun (good luck with that as they are same parent company). I like the direction…I just know how this company works and doesn’t work and that causes some hesitation for me.

      • ItMeGeorge

        all so Infiniti needs to add turbos or a Super Charger to all of there carsand SUV’s because all the cars and SUV’s need more power… and sell the cars and SUV’s at the same price that they go for now because you can get Hyundai Genesisa 333-hp 3.8L V6 @ $34,000 or 429-hp 5.0L V8 @$46,800. there are a lot of people who buy cars and do not care about name brand just that the car runs and has a great warrant
        and Hyundai has america-best-warranty. I think that little extra Power would help to sell cars in a test drive all ways works when I sell cars to buyers.

  • KidRed

    Copying Lexus’ predator front grill hideousness? Why?! And the front fender looks like it got into an accident. Such an ugly car. And I can’t stand slammed cars with tucked wheels. I don’t like the look and you just neutered the performance and drive-ability of your luxury car.