The Q60 Concept, based on the Q80 Inspiration, is deemed the next step in the evolution of Infiniti’s design language. With the Q60 Concept, the concept bears Infiniti’s familiar muscular lines and is defined by pure, well-defined contours. Overall proportions and full-sized wheels placed out at the corners of Q60 Concept make an unmistakable design statement and add to the exhilaration of the performance coupe.
At a glance, the Concept sits low and wide in a road-hugging stance hinting at exceptional dynamics and driving pleasure. The low roofline and quilted leather seats remind one of the elegant full-size Q80 Inspiration, while the aerodynamic gills behind the front wheel arches are inherited from the Q50 Eau Rouge sports saloon concept.
The visual excitement in the edgy lines of the concept is set off by the custom 21-inch wheels which take up the entire wheel arch. Inspired by jet turbine blades, the black spokes in a combination of mattes and chromes stretch to the edge of the wheel, further emphasizing how “planted” the coupe is.
While the Q60 Concept is fresh and original, it evokes a sense of “déjà vu” at times with whiffs and traces of the Q80 Inspiration (shown this past October at the Paris MS) evident in its finest details.
Inside, the high-quality ambience inside speaks of Infiniti’s meticulous attention to detail, clearly evident from the impeccable hand-stitched leather to the precise treatment of the carbon fiber accents. Infiniti designers use a variety of leathers on the seats to provide just the perfect balance of comfort and support as befits a premium sports coupe. They also make the Q60 Concept a genuine “2+2” coupe by giving rear passengers more legroom through the use of genuine sport seats.
Aside from the Q60 Concept, Infiniti is also displaying its newest VMY15 variants for the North American market; comprising the Q70, the Q60 Coupe and Convertible, Q60, Q50, Q40, QX80, QX70, QX60 and QX50.
See the Q60 Concept in the metal when Infiniti holds its 2015 NAIAS press conference on 13 January.