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New Infiniti Q60 Sport Coupe

By Maddy Price
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 14:29

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The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. The taut, muscular lines of the exterior underline the Q60’s considerable performance potential – reinforced by an advanced all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.

Lower and wider than previous INFINITI coupes, the Q60’s bold exterior expresses ‘Powerful Elegance’ – an INFINITI design language which gives the sports coupe a sinewy athleticism, confidently projecting a sense of motion and power. Dynamic developments include the lightweight and sophisticated new V6 engine, the latest version of Direct Adaptive Steering, and a digital suspension system.

The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive ‘VR’ powertrain family is born out of the brand’s extensive in-house experience in six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine with 400 hp has been designed to offer increased power and torque while maintaining high levels of efficiency. A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbocharged to produce 208 hp, is also available.

As standard, power is channeled through the Q60’s rear wheels for immediate dynamic responses. An optional rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road-holding in low-grip conditions.

The Q60 delivers a truly engaging sports coupe experience, with a balance of compliant ride and agile handling. Playing a key role in achieving this balance is INFINITI’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS), engineered to offer direct handling responses and high agility, and enhanced ride comfort – aided by new electronic and adaptive dampers.

“INFINITI has always been at the forefront of daring design and pioneering technology – and the Q60 again offers both. We believe the Q60‘s qualities and core strengths – the way it looks and drives – will appeal to buyers in the premium sports coupe segment.”
Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI

“The new Q60, our third-generation sports coupe, will reinforce INFINITI’s position in the segment. Premium customers around the globe love a sports coupe that offers power, performance and prestige – and the Q60 delivers on all three fronts.”
Francois Bancon, INFINITI Vice President Product Strategy

Powerful, elegant, and daring new design
•    The Q60 gives expression to INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy
•    Flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions communicate the Q60’s performance
•    Signature design cues make the Q60 unmistakably INFINITI
•    Aerodynamically-efficient design results in 0.29 drag coefficient

“Our ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language makes INFINITI vehicles instantly recognizable, but rather than applying constraints and limitations upon the artistry and creativity of design, it is constantly evolving to retain its fresh and contemporary edge – above all, Q60 brings this philosophy to life.”
Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

The Q60 is characterized by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions. Its sinewy athleticism confidently projects a sense of motion and power, coupled with an effortless, almost weightless stance.

The Q60 is available in 10 exterior colors, with ‘Dynamic Sunstone Red’ and ‘Solar Mica’ completely new to the INFINITI range. Exclusive to the Dynamic Sunstone Red color, ‘hard clear coat’ helps protect the unique finish of the paint, while also contributing to the depth of gloss, for greater visual impact.

A tailored approach for a driver-centric interior
•    ‘Driver-centric, passenger-minded’ ethos for advanced cabin architecture
•    All-new interior trims feature high-end accents and bold choice of materials

“Cabin artistry for INFINITI is about a fitted, personal approach. We modelled the Q60’s interior around the concept of a ‘driver’s glove’ – the driver is always comfortable and the cabin is tailored for them.”
Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

Sophisticated craftsmanship characterizes the spacious and beautifully appointed interiors across the INFINITI range, following the brand’s ‘driver-centric, passenger-minded’ approach to advanced cabin architecture. INFINITI designers have used this architecture to give each occupant their own clearly defined space within the passenger compartment.

New V6 powertrain delivers exhilarating performance
•    The lightest, most powerful, cleanest and most fuel efficient V6 turbo engine that INFINITI has ever offered
•    New ‘VR30 DDTT’ V6 provides potent and immediate power delivery, available with either 400 hp
•    Four-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0-liter gasoline engine also available

The all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, from the new ‘VR’ powertrain family, is the most advanced V6 engine that INFINITI has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance.

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