Infiniti has released an official image of the Q60 Concept ahead of its scheduled debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) later this month.
After a string of teasers, the Japanese premium brand has finally uncovered the sports coupe, slated to morph into the replacement model for the aging Q60 coupe in early 2016. The striking Q60 Concept is poised to entice coupe fans with its sharp contours and hand-crafted interior, while at the same time suggesting performance and power to match.
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 Motor Show) evident in its finest details. The audaciously 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 sedan concept.
Infiniti says the Q60 Concept makes use of taut lines and sports car cues to convey exceptional stance and presence.
“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.”
The visual excitement in the edgy lines of the concept is set off by a set of 21-inch wheels which take up the entire wheel arch. Its design is inspired by jet turbine blades, with black spokes in a combination of mattes and chromes.
The interior of the Q60 Concept showcases the marque’s meticulous attention to detail, from the impeccable hand-stitched leather to the precise treatment of the carbon fibre 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.
The Q60 Concept will make its first world appearance on Tuesday, January 13th at NAIAS. Stay tuned.