Infiniti Launches All-New 2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe with 400 Horsepower
Infiniti has unveiled a new premium sports coupe 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine
A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbocharged to produce 208 horsepower, is also available in the Q60. The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new “VR” powertrain family is born out of the brand’s extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine has been engineered to empower the driver and offer increased power and torque with high levels of efficiency. This new “VR30” engine comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.
Power is channeled through the Q60’s rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel. The available rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road holding in low-grip conditions.
The production version of the 2017 Infiniti Q60 has remained faithful to the concept design thanks to a unique deep-body stamping process that enables Infiniti to maintain the bold lines and sharp angles of the original creative vision.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 features newly designed 19-inch wheels as standard, and, for the first time on an Infiniti sports coupe, optional 20-inch wheels are also available in some countires, further referencing the Q60’s performance promise. Select Sport models and you might get the wider wheels and tires at the rear, contributing to a more aggressive stance while also improving handling with a higher capacity for lateral G-forces. 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.
Signature design cues ensure Q60 remains instantly recognizable as an Infiniti model, such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillars that arc forward and emphasize the car’s “in-motion” appearance. LED headlights, employing Light Guide Technology to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eyelid, providing an alluring “face” to the car. The deep grille is inset from the body, communicating a strong connection to the twin-turbo V6 engine.
Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for Infiniti’s design and engineering teams. The Q60’s drag coefficient of 0.28 was made possible, in part, by the car’s new design, intended to keep the vehicle stable at high speeds and in crosswind conditions. Vents in the front fenders direct air out of the engine bay while the Q60’s hood is also shaped to reduce drag. The new Infiniti Q60 sports coupe goes on sale in selected markets later in 2016.