It’s a beautiful thing when a production car sticks close to the concept. Infiniti did just that with the new Q60 Coupe, the replacement for the venerable coupe once known as the G37, and they gave it 400 horsepower from a twin-turbo V6 for good measure.
The coupe sports the new 3.0-liter twin turbo VR V6 in two flavors, and both send power to either the rear wheels or all four via a 7-speed transmission. No manual in sight this time, sadly. Power’s rated at 400 HP and 350 pound-feet of torque for the high-output version and 300 HP and 295 pound-feet for the lesser version.
There’s also a Mercedes-sourced 2.0-liter turbo four on tap as well for the first time ever, in case you want to do your Infiniti-ing with more fuel economy in mind. It puts out 208 HP and 258 pound-feet of torque.
On the V6 you get the option of Infiniti’s drive-by-wire Direct Adaptive Steering, which has been retooled since its inception on the Q50 sedan to supposedly have even more feedback and directness. I wasn’t too blown away when I tried it at launch, but maybe it’s now as good as they say.
It’s a sharp-looking car and a great update successor to one of Infiniti’s most popular models. I can’t wait to see that engine make its way into other models. Still holding out for a new 300ZX, Nissan!
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