Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 mated to a new engine delivers 400hp. The design delivers increased power and torque while maintaining high levels of efficiency. The vertically mounted six cylinder (V6) is born off the powertrain technology. However, the price tag of BD25,000 for full option looks a pitch too high, said the driver. It, however, depends on the market entering this sector in Bahrain, he added.
The car that was test-driven was a sports coupe that combined new design with exhilarating performance and dynamics for Infiniti. The taut, muscular lines of the Q60’s exterior shows an effort by the carmaker to pull into the performance tag. The option is also a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.
In an effort to portray it as a more performance-oriented version, wider wheels and tires at the rear have been incorporated, contributing to a more aggressive stance while also improving handling and grip with a higher capacity for lateral G-forces.
The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive ‘VR’ powertrain family is born out of the brand’s extensive in-house experience in six-cylinder powertrain development.
Another model had a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine, turbocharged to produce 208 hp. As standard, power is channeled through the Q60’s rear wheels for immediate dynamic responses.
Unifying features such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-cut C-pillars – which arc forward and emphasize the car’s dynamic quality – ensure that the coupe projects the Infiniti tag. LED headlights, employing ‘light guide technology’ to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eye, providing an alluring ‘face’ to the car.
Standard on the Q60 is the newly-designed 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The wheel gaps – the spaces between tires and wheel arches – are tighter than ever, further lowering the visual volume of the car and giving it a low, powerful stance.
According to Infiniti, the Q60 embodies its dedication to developing new and innovative driving technologies that deliver a confidence-inspiring and personalized experience behind the wheel.
The car manufacturer claimed that its second-generation ‘world-first’ Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) is an advanced ‘steer-by-wire’ system that has undergone significant re-tuning to enhance steering feel and feedback without compromising comfort. The Q60 driver can choose from seven personalised modes to customize steering performance according to their preferred driving style.
Developed to work in tandem with DAS, an all-new electronic suspension system, Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS), monitors the vehicle’s body roll, pitch and bounce rate to deliver a secure ride by further reducing unwanted steering feel and vibrations.
The Q60 also includes safety technologies that actively protect people in and around the car. Its suite of driver assistive safety technologies allows the car to monitor for and identify potential hazards, actively assisting the driver to avoid them and mitigate the effect in case a collision is unavoidable. The forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection and the back-up collision intervention form part of this.
Other safety aspects built into the car include the hazard monitors – including around view monitor; intelligent cruise control with distance control assist, detection of hazards, including the lane departure prevention; blind spot intervention; moving object detection; predictive forward collision warning.
Another key feature of the car is the driver-assistive feature such as the adaptive front lighting system and active lane control.
When it hits the showrooms, the Q60 will be available in 10 exterior colors, with dynamic sunstone red and solar mica completely new to the entire range.