If you were looking to get your hands on a luxurious convertible sports car, your choices just got a bit more limited. After 14 years on the market, Infiniti is pulling the plug on its convertible mid-size sports car, the Q60 (formerly the G37).
“Convertible volume is pretty small,” said senior manager of product strategy for Infiniti Gerardo Carmona in a recent interview. “We wanted to focus on making a big improvement to the car [Q60 Coupe].” That being said, that doesn’t mean we still can’t dream.
Rendering artist Theophilus Chin put to paper his vision for a sporty, convertible Q60 in light of the recent report - and it doesn’t look half bad. Using the car’s already sophisticated lines, Chin seamlessly removed the roof and made it a more appealing option for those buyers looking for open-top fun.
Sadly, you won’t be able to pick up this option from dealers (though, that shouldn’t dissuade any aftermarket specialists). What you will get, though, is a more advanced and sophisticated sports coupe in the form of the standard Q60.
The base Q60 can be had with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine sending 208 horsepower (155 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (349 newton-meters) of torque to the rear wheels. Things like 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, and eight-way power seats will come standard, all at a starting price of just $39,885 with destination. For a bit more - $41,855, to be exact - you can get that same coupe with all-wheel-drive, or you can opt for the $45,205 option with a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 and 300 horsepower on tap (223 kilowatts).
A range-topping Q60 Red Sport will also be available to buyers in 2017, and will feature a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 good for 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 350 pound-feet (474 newton-meter) of torque, which should be more than enough to blow your hair back, roof or not.
Source: Theophilus Chin
Photos: Theophilus Chin