Could this one day become a Panamera fighter?
Previewed a week or so ago with a single image, Infiniti has now released full details and several new photos of its latest concept, the Q80 Inspiration. Making its official debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the Q80 is a 550 horsepower, all-wheel-drive luxury concept that strongly hints at a future production version. Power comes from a front-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter direct-injection V6 paired to an electric motor for a combined output of 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic.
Infiniti claims a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds, a top speed of 155 mph, and 42.8 mpg. Impressive. The Q80 is also packed with new technologies, such as some autonomous driving capabilities that includes five cameras with radar to help monitor surrounding traffic. As we previously reported, the Q80 will seat four occupants with its "1+1+1+1" seating arrangement. The curved dash design is particularly slick and the windshield also serves as a head-up display that’s controlled by a touchpad on the center console. With LEDs all around and narrow headlights, the overall design is striking. It’s both sleek and muscular, and we’d love to see this styling find its way to a production model, hopefully a new flagship in the near future.