“Our ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language makes INFINITI vehicles instantly recognizable, but rather than applying constraints and limitations upon the artistry and creativity of design, it is constantly evolving to retain its fresh and contemporary edge – above all, Q60 brings this philosophy to life.” Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director
The Q60 is characterized by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions. Its sinewy athleticism confidently projects a sense of motion and power, coupled with an effortless, almost weightless stance.
The Q60 employs signature INFINITI design cues to communicate dynamism, representing a daring visual expression of the car’s performance. 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 sports coupe is instantly recognizable as an INFINITI. 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. The deeper grille is inset from the body, communicating a stronger connection to the engine.
The Q60’s exterior dimensions and striking silhouette assert its credentials as a powerful sports coupe. Its aggressive stance gives a greater impression of stability and in-control driving potential, while its lower center of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.
The Q60 features newly-designed 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels as standard. In certain markets, ‘Red Sport 400’ sport models – more performance-oriented versions of the car – have wider wheels and tires at the rear, contributing to a more aggressive stance while also improving handling and grip 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.
Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for INFINITI’s design and engineering teams. Crucial for the Q60’s drag coefficient of just 0.28 was the car’s carefully-wrought exterior design. In particular, vents in the front fenders direct air from the engine bay while the Q60’s hood is also shaped to reduce drag.
Q60 models with the new V6 engine feature an Active Grille Shutter to balance the engine’s cooling requirements with the goal of enhancing aerodynamic efficiency. Under normal use, the shutter remains closed, opening when greater performance is required. The door-mounted side mirrors accentuate the Q60’s low stance and sleek coupe looks, and are designed to improve the flow of air down the flanks of the vehicle, while maintaining a wide angle of rear visibility for the driver.
The Q60 is available in 10 exterior colors, with ‘Dynamic Sunstone Red’ and ‘Solar Mica’ completely new to the INFINITI range. Exclusive to Dynamic Sunstone Red, ‘color clear coat’ helps protect the unique finish of the paint, while also contributing to the depth of gloss, for greater visual impact.