At the heart of every sports coupe is its engine. INFINITI offers the Q60 with a trio of different turbocharged engine choices. 2.0t models feature a 208 horsepower 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. 3.0t models predictably utilize a 3.0L engine, this time with 6-cylinders and a turbocharger, making 300 horsepower. Top of the line Red Sport 400 models also use a 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, however power has been upped to an even 400, providing extremely strong acceleration at any speed. No matter the engine choice, buyers will get a 7-speed automatic transmission sending power to either the rear wheels or to all-four wheels, as each trim level also has an all-wheel drive version.
The INFINITI Q60 comes in four basic trims, 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 3.0t Premium and Red Sport 400. Being a luxury coupe, even the base 2.0t comes generously equipped. Standard equipment on the base model include LED fog lights, headlights and brake lights, remote keyless entry, push button start, dual zone automatic climate control, a sequential welcome lighting system, leatherette seating surfaces, 8-way power adjustable front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio and not one, but two LCD touch screens, the upper one being 8-inches and the bottom one being nearly as large at 7-inches. Voice recognition, a rearview monitoring system and an alarm are also included.
The 2.0T Premium adds a power sliding tinted glass moonroof, a Bose 13-speaker sound system, featuring multiple subwoofers, multimedia playback on the LCD touch screen and an auto-dimming mirror with a built in garage door opener. 3.0T Premium models are equipped similarly but feature the bigger, V6 engine.
The INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 takes things to the next level. With 400 horsepower, the 400 Red Sport is a truly fast car and plenty of exterior styling enhancements show off to the world just how serious the Red Sport is. It gets unique 19-inch wheels, upsized, red painted brake calipers, red "S" badges and bigger exhaust tips. Inside, the Red Sport gets steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, leather seats, carbon fiber trim, aluminum accents and a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The Red Sport also comes with computer controlled dynamic digital suspension, which should make the car handle on rails.
Safety features on the Q60 include a bevy of airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a brake assist system. Optional safety features include a backup collision intervention system, a blind spot warning system, predictive forward collision warning and a lane departure warning system.
Looks can only get you so far. The 2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is the car version of that adage: Its stunningly gorgeous exterior is writing checks its performance and technology just can't cash.
The Infiniti Q60 is a four-seat sport coupe available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. All trims (Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400) get a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, but the lower trims push out just 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. They're respectable numbers for sure, but my Red Sport 400 tester packs all-wheel drive and -- you guessed it -- 400 hp, plus 350 lb-ft.
It's a few years old now, but the Q60 is still a looker. Curvy and sculptural, it turns heads wherever it goes. LED headlights give the Q60 a distinct light signature and I love the unique kink in the C-pillar. My Red Sport 400 gets 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that are tucked up next to the fenders, making for a tight silhouette. I think it's one of the best-looking cars on the road today.
The Good ~ Standout styling that turns heads ~ Lots of power from the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine ~ Nicely appointed cabin
The Bad ~ One of the worst automatic transmissions we've ever tested ~ Outdated infotainment technology ~ Not a lot of headroom ~ Super-small trunk
The Bottom Line The 2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400's beauty is only skin deep.
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