Infiniti became the first car maker to register a US-spec vehicle in Cuba, after nearly six decades.
The company’s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa took a Q60 coupe in Cuba to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace.
Albaisa , who oversees all four Infiniti design studios across the world from his base in Japan, grew up in Miami without having an opportunity to visit Cuba – until now. This was his first chance to come to Havana and witness the style of the mid-century modern architecture of his great uncle Max Borges-Recio, including the Tropicana, Club Nautico and his own home.
The curvy bodywork of the Infiniti Q60 certainly attracted a lot of attention on the Cuban roads which are normally occupied by 1950s American cars and various others from the Soviet era.
Infiniti’s two-door coupe is offered with either a 208hp 2.0-litre turbo or a 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo, available in 300hp and 400hp versions.