2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe Test Drive Review

2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe Test Drive Review
- Q60’s architecture FM platform that underpinned the original G35 coupe, the Q60 has grown wider and longer, increased width in front and rear track, 86 cubic feet passenger space, small trunk, high liftover

- three engine choice, inline-four and two VR 3.0-liter V-6s, direct injected, turbocharged

- top-spec Red Sport 400, twin-turbocharged V-6, 400 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque available from 1600 to 5200 rpm, rear wheel drive and all wheel drive, seven-speed automatic

- coupe is quick, zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds, same as in the Q50 Red Sport 400 sedan, 0.90 g of lateral grip, 163 feet, its braking distance from 70 mph

- deny buyers the option of a manual transmission

- toggling the driving-mode selector to Sport or Sport Plus adds some life to the powertrain and brings rev-matched downshifts during aggressive driving

- 3866 pounds weight is well managed from a body-roll standpoint

- the brake pedal is perfect and inspired confidence, larger rotors and four-piston front and two-piston rear brake calipers

- Red Sport 400 is sportier with its red-painted brake calipers, specific exhaust tips, wider rear wheels

- interior, silver optic fiber trim in front seats and nesting their elbows in the artfully designed door panels

- quality trails with the plastic rings around the speedometer and tach, the inelegant banks of climate-control buttons, the dual stacked navigation/infotainment screens with varying resolutions

- standard 13-speaker Bose surround sound system

- Infiniti Red Sport 400 starts at $52,205,

- $1850 Technology package, includes lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot intervention, adaptive headlamps, auxiliary audio and video inputs, automatic high-beams and more

- $2250 Driver Assistance package brings in automated emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning, forward-collision warning, a 360-degree-view monitor with moving-object detection, backup collision intervention, rain-sensing wipers

- $2250 Premium Plus package, includes heating for the front seats and steering wheel, navigation-linked adaptive shift programming, navigation, Infiniti InTouch telematics services, SiriusXM traffic, remote engine start

- $1000, DAS adaptive-steering system

Starting Price $52,205
Vehicle Type 2 door coupe, front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 7-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 400 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Displacement 183 cu in, 2997 cc
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Length 184.6 in
Width 72.8 in
Height 54.9 in
Curb weight 3866 lb
Passenger volume 86 cu ft
Cargo volume 12 cu ft
0-60 mph 4.5 sec
0-100 mph 10.3 sec
Top speed 155 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 5.1 sec
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.2 sec
Top gear(50-70 mph) 3.4 sec
Braking (70-0 mph) 163 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 20/27 mpg
C/D observed 20 mpg
Pros style, torque, quiet at speed
Cons outdated dash, small trunk