It's awfully hard not to like the Infiniti Q60 Concept. It's quite likely the sexiest-looking car the brand has ever produced, and while it's still a concept at this point, the production version should be very similar. Now it seems it will have power as well as beauty.
From AutoGuide comes a report that says the production Q60, heir to the G35/G37 line of coupes, will get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 400 horsepower. And that's just to start, too. An Infiniti rep also told the site a more powerful, more aggressive version is coming with 450 horsepower.
If true, this version of the Q60 will trump even the mighty BMW M3 and M4, and be on par power-wise with the Cadillac ATS-V. Is Infiniti finally turning the already-quick Q60 into a serious performance car?
An Infiniti spokesman couldn't confirm the power projections, but he did shed some light on this new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. He said it's an all-new Infiniti engine, not a motor on loan from Nissan's new friends at Mercedes as I (and a lot of other folks) originally assumed. After all, the E400 has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 329 horsepower, but Infiniti says this is a different engine.
Our spokesman said he's only aware of Infiniti applications for this motor, but I have to wonder where else it could end up. Will the next Nissan Z get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 like it used to have? Keep in mind that's pure speculation on my part, but it could be a good fit.
Between this potential development and the new NSX, it's starting to feel like 1993 again, and I'm okay with that. Now all we need is a comeback from the Spin Doctors.