Infiniti’s VP for the Americas assured the audience of writers Sunday that their Q60 Concept will be produced for real next year. As if you were worried.
The Q60 Concept would fit neatly in Infiniti’s showrooms as is, at least from an exterior standpoint. It looks exactly like what you thought a coupe that replaces the current Q60 (the artist formerly known as the G Coupe), as well as fitting in with the current lineup from the brand. Oh yes, there’s plenty of quilted stitching going on inside to remind that you’re in a modern Infiniti – if not exactly a new Maybach.
That’s not a slight against it. As is, it would even be more modestly styled that the new Lexus RC. And I like the side vent behind the front tires better than the boomerang BMW has been giving its cars lately. The front may be a bit large on the concept, though that’s surely getting toned down for production. I’ve fallen hard for the light-up Infiniti badge, though (I’m not saying that’s a good thing).
Of note, however, is the new turbocharged, direct-injected V6 that will debut in the Q60. It’s the first of its kind for Infiniti and leads a whole new engine family that will eventually make its way through the whole lineup. That engine, however, should definitely keep it in the hunt among things like the BMW 435i and Audi S5 coupes, if not RC F or M4 territory.
Still, expect the new Q60 to pick up right where the old one leaves off. Who was asking for more?
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Photos: Zac Estrada/Carscoops