Can anyone guess what colour it is?
Left-field Japanese luxury carmaker Infiniti has brought a new variant to its Q60 sports coupe range. Dubbed the ‘Red Sport,’ this new iteration of the swoopy-coupe sits at the top of the local lineup, with a retail price of $88,900.
The biggest news for the Red Sport lies under the bonnet. There’s a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6, which is good for 298kW & 475Nm, with a seven-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels. This puts the Q60 in the same performance category as things like the Audi S5, BMW 440i, and Mercedes-AMG C43, with the Infiniti undercutting the Germans by as much as $17,000.
The spec list doesn’t allude to where that money was saved, though. There’s autonomous emergency braking, 360-degree camera system, 19-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers on 355mm/350mm brakes front and rear, 13-speaker BOSE audio system, nappa leather upholstery (in black, white, or red), real carbon-fibre trim (in white/silver or black/purple combinations, depending on choice of interior colour), and a unique dual-exhaust system.
Infiniti’s trademark steer-by-wire system (called ‘Direct Adaptive Steering’) features here, as well as Dynamic Digital Suspension, powered sunroof, eight-way adjustable heated front seats, noise cancellation technology, an adjustable steering wheel with powered movements, 8.0-inch and 7.0-inch upper and lower infotainment screens, satellite navigation with live traffic updates, DAB digital radio, keyless entry and go, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, and heated mirrors.
The Q60 Red Sport also bags ‘Active Lane Control,’ blind spot monitoring with steering intervention, six airbags, a pop-up bonnet (to aid pedestrian protection), and ISOFIX child seat mounting points. A 4-year, 100,000km warranty will be bundled with the Q60, along with premium roadside assistance which even extends to the owner’s non-Infiniti cars.
To compliment the Red Sport, Infiniti also brought in a ‘Sport Premium’ trim as well, offering similar levels of spec and tech as the flagship, but sees power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot (good for 155kW & 350Nm). The reduced power (and increased fuel economy) comes with a shrunken price tag too, of just $70,900 (before ORCs).