But, with an all-new Q60 Coupe on the way, there may yet be hope for a performance hero in the range. A Q60 Eau Rouge, perhaps.
But, while the Q50 Eau Rouge project has focused on developing an ultra-expensive, low-volume sedan version of Nissan’s GT-R, the Q60 team might instead look to a more accessible approach.
It is already known that the Q60 Coupe concept is specified with a twin-turbo 3.0 litre petrol-electric hybrid system, related to the 410kW unit that powered the earlier and larger Q80 four-door coupe.
Push a similar system to production in the coming Q60, bolt on the requisite performance parts and aero kit, and Infiniti might just have a BMW M4 rival in its pocket.
This new rendering by independent artist Theophilus Chin offers an idea of what we could see with a Q60 Eau Rouge model - based, of course, on the earlier Q50 Eau Rouge sedan concept.
For now, the carmaker has yet to confirm any plans for a halo model in the next Q60 range, but a high-powered flagship could go a long way toward building the Infiniti brand’s image with buyers.
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