The third teaser image for the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car has finally given us a good look at the car’s dramatic design and proportions.
If the dimensions of the concept car are anything to go by, a production version of the Q80 Inspiration will be one big car. The concept measures 5.05 metres from head to tail and 2.03m wide; it sits on a lengthy 3.1m wheelbase, while the roof is just 1.35m above the ground.
Infiniti claims that the Q80 Inspiration will seat four people in a “1+1+1+1” configuration and will cocoon them in a mix of carbonfibre, aluminium and leather. Whether “1+1+1+1” means that each seat will be staggered from the others or is just an eye-catching way of saying that all four passengers will be have an individual bucket seat isn’t known yet.
To access the cabin there are forward-hinged front doors and reverse-hinged rear doors, which Infiniti says not only lets “driver and passengers step in and out with ease”, but also allows the “stunning cabin” to be fully displayed. To keep the cabin hushed the Q80 Inspiration will feature plenty of sound deadening, as well as acoustic glass all around.
What’s powering the Q80 Inspiration isn’t clear yet, either. The company says that the concept will feature an “efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation”. Given the car’s proportions, including its long bonnet, its seems as though the Q80 will feature a rear-wheel drive-based layout. The car rides on an adaptive suspension system attached to a set of 22-inch alloy wheels.
The Q80 Inspiration will be part of the centrepiece of the Infiniti stand at the Paris motor show in early October, where the car will make its public debut.