After a lot of teasing and partial reveals, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car has been unveiled and detailed in full.
Any way you cut it, the Q80 Inspiration is a large car. It measures 5060mm from front to rear, is 2010mm wide and its roof sits 1340mm off the ground.
The Q80 Inspiration features a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain with a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 at its centre. The system generates a total of 410kW of power and 750Nm of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission distributes power to all four or just the rear wheels as circumstances dictate.
A 0-60mph (96km/h) time of under four seconds is claimed, while top speed is limited to 250km/h and fuel economy is rated at 5.5L/100km.
According to Infiniti, the V6 at the heart of the Inspiration’s drivetrain is “a precursor to a family of engines that will be introduced to the Infiniti portfolio within the next two years”.
The Q80 Inspiration offers seating via four individual bucket seats. Ingress and egress to the rear seats is aided by rear-hinged rear doors and the conspicuous absence of a traditional B-pillar.
A network of lasers and sensors, as well as five cameras, feed into the Q80 Inspiration’s autonomous driving system. In heavy traffic or on the highway, the system suggests various courses of action, like overtaking or falling in behind a particular car, through audible tones and the driver’s head-up display.
If the driver wishes to accept the car’s suggestion, all he or she has to do is press a button on the car’s steering wheel.
In addition to the driver’s head-up display, the front passenger has their own head-up display, while there’s a touchscreen mounted in the back of both front seats.
Citing the earlier Q30 Concept, which goes on sale in Europe next year, as an example, Infiniti says that the Q80 Inspiration will morph into a production vehicle.