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The Infiniti Q60 coupe concept premiered today ahead of its global debut in the metal at the North American International motor show in Detroit next week.

The latest concept from the ambitious Japanese luxury challenger previews the company’s vision of a future sports coupe based off its Q50 mid-sized sedan, designed to rival the Lexus RC and BMW 4 Series.

When the production version of this edgy concept arrives, it will naturally replace the current Q60, which until recently was known as the G coupe.

Infiniti’s show car draws much from the Q80 Inspiration concept shown in Paris last October. It sports curvaceous, aggressive lines, a brand-signature kinked rear window line and a Jaguar-esque face with feline headlights and a grille nearly as bold as that on its Lexus RC nemesis.

Highlights revealed by the company include 21-inch wheels inspired by jet turbines, and the aerodynamic gills behind the front wheel arches inherited from the Q50 Eau Rouge concept.

The cabin is yet to be revealed, though Infiniti mentions it will be home to quilted leather seats, carbonfibre accents and a “genuine 2+2” layout.

“The Q80 Inspiration was an indication of Infiniti’s future design language,” said Infiniti executive design director Alfonso Albaisa. “The Q60 Concept is the next step in the journey.

“The sweeping lines of the Q80 Inspiration gave the Q60 Concept its coupe silhouette and looks while the Formula One-inspired touches from the Q50 Eau Rouge endowed the coupe with its sports personality.”

Stay tuned for all the latest from Detroit once the show kicks off on January 13.




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