Aggressive design and a duo of eager engines set the Q60 apart from the competition. The base engine is a 208-hp 2.0-liter turbo four, while the optional twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 makes 300 hp. Both pair to a seven-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. Dynamic suspension and adaptive steering technology is available with the V-6. The Q60 might be Infiniti’s best-looking car to date, and that’s saying something with a lineup of finely styled cars and SUVs.
Infiniti’s television spot for its Q60 coupe features Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, speeding through clichéd car-commercial corners as he recites William Blake with well-practiced intensity. It is an outstanding piece of highbrow marketing, clever and literate where so much car advertising is neither. It doesn’t hurt that its star matches Infiniti’s target demographic, minus a few years and gray hairs, such that those prospective owners might see the image of their best selves in the swarthy Brit. The V-6 revs quickly with minimal turbo lag, and it makes the Red Sport 400 speedy. It also makes a lot of high-pitched intake sounds without much exhaust noise. The Q60’s sedan counterpart, the Q50 Red Sport 400, clocked 4.5 seconds for the zero-to-60-mph sprint in our tests, and Infiniti says the nearly 3900-pound coupe weighs just nine pounds more than the sedan. They share the same seven-speed automatic and gearing, so we expect equivalent straight-line performance.