This is how to sell premium performance cars.
We’ve been worried for some time about Infiniti. There’s been no official announcement for a production-spec Q50 Eau Rouge, and really no other clear indication of a high performance future. Apparently rebadged and reskinned Nissans are good enough. Heck, Infiniti’s now former CEO jumped ship to Cadillac. But there seems to be a ray of hope. According to AutoGuide, not only is a production version of the Q60 Concept coupe that premiered last month at Detroit on its way, it’ll also pack quite a punch.
An Infiniti source revealed the Q60 will receive its power from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and not the current 3.7-liter V6 found in the appropriately named G37 coupe. Have no worries about the downsizing because the entry-level Q60 alone will pack 400 hp. A more performance-oriented version that’ll feature several of the concept’s aggressive styling cues will have around 450 hp. Make a quick comparison and you’ll notice the BMW M4, the expected chief rival, is rated at 425 hp. No precise time frame to launch has been announced, but the Q60 will likely go on sale in late 2016.