Infiniti / Q60 / Red Sport
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
ON PAPER at least, Infiniti has an
easy task of convincing buyers it should pick its Q60 Red Sport over the Audi
S5, BMW 440i, Lexus RC350 or Mercedes-AMG C43 coupes.
Perhaps this two-door
flagship has the easiest undertaking of all the Japanese brand’s models to do
Fleshed out with big wheels and juicy detailing, the top Infiniti
Q60 plays into the hands of a market easily swayed (within a segment especially
swayed) by appearance.
Australians love performance, too, and the 298kW Red
Sport is much, much faster than the 233kW RC350.
It is also thousands
and thousands of dollars cheaper than the 260kW S5, 240kW 440i and 270kW C43
that each bump six-figure territory.
The Q60 ducks a sizeable $12,000 under
that tipping point.
As with the BMW and Lexus, it also sports the classic
sportscar configuration of rear-wheel drive.
So, then: hot to look at,
with scorching performance claims and a relatively affordable pricetag.
this be Infiniti’s most convincing model yet, off paper and on the
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