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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept (pictures)

The 2014 Paris Auto Show is rolling, and so too are the concept cars. One of the most lovely is Infiniti's Q80 Inspiration.

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept

This is the Q80, dubbed Inspiration.

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If the exotic lines and stunning details didn't clue you in, it's just a concept car -- but a lovely one.

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Suicide rear doors and the lack of a B pillar make for a massive opening on either side.

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We're not sure how crash-worthy this rear bumper is, but thankfully one needn't worry about such considerations in a non-production car.

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Moody and mysterious.

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Dramatic lines would be an understatement.

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The Q80 is a strikingly long and low car. At 199 inches, it's four inches longer than Infiniti's current biggest sedan, the Q70.

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A close-up.

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The headlights look remarkably like wings.

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The front end shows a rather more subtle version of the company's spindle grille.

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Rear seats are white, quilted. (Note the champagne bottle holder in between.)

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Front seats are black.

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