Infiniti Q60 Concept, Infiniti Q80 Concept – Motorshow Focus
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
Both concepts feature a striking and futuristic design.
The Infiniti Q60 and Infiniti Q80 Concepts were showcased at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show last April.
Infiniti Q60 Concept
The Infiniti Q60 Concept made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. The car previews what the successor to the current Infiniti Q60 will look like. The concept is a 2+2 coupe and has a design that takes inspiration from the Q80 Inspiration Concept. The face gets the characteristic Infiniti grille flanked by sleek LED headlights. Other design highlights are 21-inch wheels, subtle bootlid spoiler, elongated tail lights and quad exhausts.
The concept has dimensions of 4,690 mm in length, 1,865 mm in width, and 1,370 mm in height. The cabin looks stylish and premium with a mix of leather, carbon fiber and chrome trims. A new feature called Infiniti InTuition system works with the vehicle’s Intelligent Keys to recognize vehicle settings for four different drivers and accordingly adjust driving position, audio, navigation, heating and cooling as well as telematics.
Powering the next-generation Q60 will be a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with power figures still unknown.
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept
The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept (Q80 Concept) previews the flagship model of the Infiniti brand, and was shown first at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The design is like a four-seat fastback with the sloping roofline at the rear. The face bears the signature grille but distinctive headlights. The entire roof is made from acoustic glass while access to the interior is granted by wide-opening portal-style doors. The dimensions of the Q80 are 5,060 mm, 2,010 mm and 1,340 mm in length, width and height respectively.
The interior has seats wrapped in quilted leather and Alcantara with the rest of the cabin featuring more leather, aluminum and carbon fiber. There is a simplified driver interface and unique head-up display that give out only the information that is needed. The rear seats have an on-board entertainment package that contains a touchscreen positioned at the rear of the front seat rests.
Driving the Q80 Concept is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine producing 550 hp and 750 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to all wheels. The four-door fastback has a fuel efficiency of 18.2 km/l and carbon emission of 129 g/km.