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Infiniti Q60 concept revealed

Wraps off Infiniti’s Q60 coupe concept – world premiere at Detroit Motor Show.

Infiniti has unveiled its two-door Q60 concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The Q60 follows hot on the heels of Infiniti’s stunning Q80 four-door luxury sports saloon concept which debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept

The Q60 has taken some design cues from the Q80 – especially the low roofline and quilted leather seats, while Infiniti says the aerodynamic gills behind the front wheel arches are inherited from the Q50 Eau Rouge sports saloon concept.

“The Q80 Inspiration was an indication of Infiniti’s future design language,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director. “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.”

Infiniti Q60 Concept

The Q60 also features custom 21-inch wheels which take up the entire wheel arch, while their matt and chrome spokes are inspired by jet turbine blades.

Infiniti claims the conceptis a genuine “2+2” coupe by giving rear passengers more legroom through the use of genuine sport seats.

The Q60 Concept will deliver sports car from Infiniti’s next-generation 3.0-litre V6 engine with direct injection and twin-turbocharging.

This all-new engine was first previewed in the Q80 Inspiration during the Paris Motor Show and will be part of a new family of lighter, smaller, more efficient and more powerful engines.

Slated to be introduced within the next two years, this new line of engines significantly reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions while boosting power and torque for a more thrilling drive.

Infiniti Q60 Concept

The Q60 Concept also showcases a host of ingenious technologies , including an enhanced Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering system allows independent control of the car’s tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver’s intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system.

The Q60 is expected to go head-to-head with the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5.

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