Infiniti Reveals Q60 Concept

Infiniti has revealed the Q60 Concept, the luxury carmaker’s vision of a premium sports coupe. Set to make its first public debut at the 2015 NAIAS next week, the 2+2-seat concept features design elements reminiscent of the Q80 Inspiration unveiled at the Paris show in October and hints at the forthcoming replacement for the current Q60 (nee G37).

Though we’ve currently only got one image to go by, the photo suggests that Infiniti’s characteristic show car elements are continuing to dominate on the Q60 Concept, notably through the shoulderline and in the prominent chrome border around the rather large grille. The car’s taut surfaces are adorned with crease lines — over the hood and through the bodyside — while the voluptuous surfacing through the doors, aerodynamic gills behind the front wheel arches, pronounced lightcatcher element above the sills and powerful rear haunch allude to the performance virtues of its rear drive platform.

“The Q80 Inspiration was an indication of Infiniti’s future design language,” says Infiniti’s Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa. “The Q60 Concept is the next step in the journey. The sweeping lines of the Q80 Inspiration gave the Q60 Concept its coupe silhouette and looks while the Formula One-inspired touches from the Q50 Eau Rouge endowed the coupe with its sports personality.”

Custom 21-inch wheels take up the entire wheel arch and complement the visual excitement of the concept’s surface treatment. Inspired by jet turbine blades, the matte and chrome adorned black spokes stretch to the edge of the arches, further emphasizing the coupe’s planted stance.

Though the bespoke, “hand-crafted” interior is still under wraps, the company claims 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”.

Besides the handmade leather finishes, Alcantara and carbon fiber said to feature in the interior, Infiniti designers apparently also fitted sports seats that provide a “perfect balance of comfort and support” befitting a premium sports coupe. They’re also said give rear seat passengers more legroom, presumably thanks to the thinness of the seats.

We’ll bring you more details on the Q60 Concept when we see the car in the metal at the 2015 NAIAS.


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