- Infiniti reveals future-previewing four-door coupe
- Nissan confirms new 335kW twin-turbo V6
Teased through a revealing image last week, the Q80 Inspiration is expected to inspire a future flagship model in the growing Infiniti range.
Measuring 5060mm long and 2010mm wide, the Q80 boasts significantly beefier proportions than the 4970/1910mm A7 and the 5007/1894mm 6 GC.
Inside, there’s space for four in the Q80’s lavishly trimmed and luxuriously equipped cabin, with highlights including a quilted floor design and a two-tone colourway.
The driver’s position is surrounded by a cockpit-style dash, showcasing an F1-inspired steering wheel and a minimalist instrument set.
"After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion," Infiniti’s exterior design boss, Alfonso Albaisa, says.
"In Q80 Inspiration, we wanted to capture that unforgettable feeling when you experience something important, something beautiful, something magnetic for the first time."
Power in the concept is provided by a new petrol-electric hybrid system that mates a twin-turbo 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine with an electric motor arrangement.
Infiniti says combined output is a mighty 410kW, with fuel consumption listed at around 5.5 l/100km.
Infiniti claims the Q80 can hit 96km/h (60mph) in “under four seconds” when power is sent to all four wheels, but a rear-wheel-drive mode is also available.
New Turbo V6 Bound For Production
Importantly, Infiniti parent Nissan says we can view that new V6 (if not the hybrid design) as a preview of a new range of production engines to be introduced in the next two years.
On its own, the turbo V6 produces 335kW, making it the sort of unit that we could see in a more realistically production-ready version of the Q50 Eau Rouge concept.
In its concept form, the Eau Rouge is powered by the Nissan GT-R’s 417kW 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6.
Watch for more details on that new 3.0 litre mill to surface soon.
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