BUILT FOR THE BOLD
It doesn't matter that Kit Harrington (aka Jon Snow of GOT) plays pitchman for Infiniti or that “winter is coming”. The Infiniti AWD Q60 will keep Summer top of mind like a primetime hit. It’s striking with a low, wide, and powerful stance. Signature elements like eye-inspired headlights and a double-arch grille make it unmistakably Infiniti-- it’s hard to ignore (even for a Corvette driver on the 400). Hooked-up with a 300-hp 3.0-liter, first ever twin-turbo V6 engine for this model, it offers instant "bye-bye” jaw-dropping performance, both on the highway and on the steep rural inclines of Cottage country.
Getting behind the wheel is a pleasure as the steering wheel has Sport-inspired thumb grips that are just the right shape for performance driving. Seating is made to hug your waist, tush, and ego. But the Electroluminescent Gauges are not a visual reward. For a car of this caliber and price, I expected a cluster that screamed “sporty cockpit dials”. And a truly fierce exhaust node would also be mindful. In hindsight, I was able to drive a long stretch of highway without touching the wheel, accelerator or brakes thanks to Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range (ICC). ‘Made it feel like a sexier Tesla.
But believe or not, this is the Cruiserweight monster of the sporty luxury coupe model. The Heavyweight outputs 400 horsepower with a beefier price tag and even more performance accoutrements. MRSP: $52,990 (AT)