At the 2014 Paris Motor, Infiniti – the luxury car division of Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan brought the crowd to standstill by introducing Q80 Inspiration concept, which might arrive in market in 2 to 3 years of time, with lesser features. The company has tried to showcase its vision for the “upper grade for the premium sedan category” using a concept that pushes the brand’s styling, drive and technology into the future. Infiniti claimed that it will push the boundaries what it means to get behind wheels by introducing innovative ground braking technologies.
It’s dynamic, elegant styling design and a streamlined headlight with transparent roof makes Q80 one of the attractive cars of Infiniti Brand. On the exterior front, the car gets a combination of concave and convex surfaces with sharp angles and shapes along with bold and oversized elements from the front end to the rear. The front of the Q80 is marked by an outwardly bulging rectangular grille connected to two wing type headlights and has a dual split intakes lying just underneath the grilles.
The sides are even more interesting with multiple pleats of curves and bends, some extending till the rear while the others taking a U-turn midway. Onto the rear, one can find the all glass roof converging to a shield-like point and the line from that end flowing towards the inner pinnacle of the centres Infiniti logo. Also at the rear, the vehicle gets the LED tail lamps each one lighting up individually just like in the front with the headlamps.
The car measures 5060mm in length, 2010mm in width, and a height of 1340 mm, which is like about half an inch less than the Benz S class and the BMW 7 series.
The interior of the Infiniti Q80 gets an executive design pack, despite the fact that the car is overloaded with stuffs with advanced technology and features. The car opens wide thanks to the B pillar-less suicide door design. There are four seats separated neatly from each other and gets quilted leather and Alcantara dressed finishing. Both the driver and passenger gets an individual heads-up displays, the driver’s for key road information and the passenger’s dedicated to infotainment provided by a connected smartphone. The two rear passengers have more traditional touch screen displays for multimedia.
Infiniti Q80 gets a front-mounted, twin turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine with direct injection. This engine is mated to an electric motor of unspecified output which combines with the petrol engine to produce 550 Horse power and a whooping torque of 553lb-ft. The company claims that the car can do 0-60 mph under 4 seconds and is electronically limited to 155 mph.
This car is introduced as a competitor for Mercedes S class and BMW 7 series. Now if you are looking for the price of this gorgeous looking Infiniti, then we are sorry to say that the car is very unlikely to enter the series production and is just created to showcase the company brand image at the auto-shows. However we may soon see the company getting closer to this kind of design concept, or atleast we’ll say might get closer to it soon.