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Remember aback Infiniti was a achievement brand? Yeah, it has been a while aback then, but Infiniti appears to be accepting some of its mojo back. The new, athletic-looking 2017 Q60 auto is arch the charge, but is it the additional advancing of the admired aboriginal G35 coupe?

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Yes and no. One acumen the Q60 can’t be advised the additional advancing of the G35 is because, in a actual axiological sense, the G35 never absolutely left. The Q60’s architectonics is an change of the FM belvedere that underpinned the aboriginal G35 as able-bodied as every G35, G37, and Q60 auto aback (plus their auto counterparts). Every one of those coupes has ridden on the aforementioned 112.2-inch wheelbase, and while the Q60 has developed added and best overall, its advanced and rear clue widths accept added by beneath than an inch. Aback the aboriginal G35 and the new Q60 are aural 0.1 inch in height, the identical bulk of commuter amplitude (a abutting 86 cubic feet) should appear as no surprise. And, alas, the Q60’s block charcoal baby and somewhat arduous to bulk because of its aerial liftover.

Things accept absolutely afflicted beneath the hood, however. Whereas the G35’s sole agent was Nissan’s VQ 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 horsepower, today’s Q60 offers a three-engine lineup: one inline-four and two VR 3.0-liter V-6s, all three absolute injected and turbocharged. The way we see it, the applicable beneficiary to the G35’s bequest is the top-spec Red Sport 400, with its twin-turbocharged V-6 churning out a affable 400 application and 350 lb-ft of torque. And so we took acting aegis of a rear-wheel-drive Q60 Red Sport 400 (all-wheel drive additionally is available), collection the fetor out of it, and performed a array of instrumented tests to see if it can absolutely ample the G35’s shoes—and, added broadly, whether it ability advice restore Infiniti’s performance-brand image.

First of all, this auto is quick. We clocked a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds, the aforementioned bulk we accomplished in the Q50 Red Sport 400 auto and a abounding 1.5 abnormal quicker than the aboriginal G35 auto we activated aback in 2003. Furthermore, with all 350 lb-ft of torque accessible from 1600 to 5200 rpm, a advantageous accumulation of advance is consistently readily available, with aloof a aroma of turbo lag. On added than one break while canoeing at 30 mph or so, we induced wheelspin by beating the go pedal.

Sadly, the 2017 Q60 is the aboriginal Infiniti auto aback the M30 to abjure buyers the advantage of a chiral transmission. Infiniti’s all-over seven-speed automated is the sole gearbox, and we don’t abnormally adulation it here, as it lacks the appearance of the eight-speed automated in the BMW 4-series (a car that still offers a stick, by the way). Not allowance its account is the VR engine’s accepted abridgement of charisma, additional its gruffness at aerial revs. Toggling the driving-mode selector to Sport or Sport Additional adds some activity to the powertrain and brings rev-matched downshifts during advancing driving, but the athleticism displayed actuality can be likened added to a weightlifter than a amphitheater dancer: It’s able and able aback summoned but would aloof as anon sit bottomward and anhydrate off as break on the attic and amaze the crowd.

While the coupe’s alien ambit haven’t afflicted abundant in 15 years, the bulk of safety, technology, and accessories arranged aural has, consistent in a about 400-pound weight accretion from the original, to 3866 pounds today. At atomic that weight is able-bodied managed from a body-roll standpoint, and at the skidpad, the Red Sport 400 akin but didn’t beat the old G35’s 0.90 g of crabbed grip. At 163 feet, its braking ambit from 70 mph continued six anxiety further admitting new, beyond rotors and four-piston advanced and two-piston rear anchor calipers. That said, the anchor pedal acquainted abuse abreast perfect, which aggressive confidence.

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As abutting as the Q60 and G35 may be in ultimate grip, as able-bodied as administration abstract qualities such as calm accelerated adherence and aloof all-embracing balance, absolutely wheeling them about couldn’t feel added different. Blame the lifeless—and, fortunately, optional—Direct Adaptive Council (DAS) arrangement adapted to the Q60. At aloof 2.0 turns lock-to-lock, it’s quick and adequately precise, yet it’s worlds abroad from the G35’s hydraulically assisted bureaucracy in agreement of communication. This has been a accepted criticism as the industry has adopted electrically assisted ability steering, but Infiniti’s DAS is a steer-by-wire system, so it not alone feels disconnected, it absolutely is disconnected, with all its acknowledgment simulated. Infiniti, though, continues to clarify it and now offers three selectable ratio/effort settings: standard, Sport, and Sport Plus. Aural the two Sport settings are three choices for askance response: default, Dynamic, and Dynamic Plus. The best acceptable configurations, we found, are the Sport and Sport Additional settings accumulated with Dynamic Additional response.

To say that the Q60 is added awful styled than the G is obvious; the aboriginal design’s attenuate change looks like a agilely acclimated bar of soap abutting to the Q60’s abounding metal forms, chrome bands, abounding garnishes, and bouncing grille inserts. Compared with the accepted car, the Red Sport 400 is hardly sportier with its red-painted anchor calipers, specific bankrupt tips, and rear auto that are 0.5 inch added than the fronts. With a low 0.28 accessory of drag, it’s impressively aerodynamic, too.

The autogenous makes a able aboriginal impression, abnormally aback able with the ablaze “silver optic fiber” trim, as in our analysis car. But afterwards plopping bottomward into its baroque advanced seats and nesting their elbows in the artfully advised aperture panels, front-seat occupants will see a dashboard that dates aback to the Q50 of 2013. And the faculty of affection trails that of some competitors, what with the artificial rings about the speedometer and tach, the awkward banks of climate-control buttons, and the bifold ample navigation/infotainment screens with capricious resolutions, suggesting they came from altered suppliers—or maybe alike altered eras.

That said, the Red Sport 400’s affluence caliber is the accomplished anytime for an Infiniti coupe. The accepted 13-speaker Bose surround-sound arrangement blasts music through added than alert as abounding speakers as the old G, while buttery semi-aniline covering and intricate adverse bond add apparent class. And it’s oh, so quiet inside, registering a hushed 67 decibels at 70 mph compared with 72 decibels central the G35 coupe.

Our Red Sport 400, which starts at $52,205, additionally came loaded with options, abounding of which were never offered on the aboriginal 2003 G, if they had alike been invented aback in 2003. The $1850 Technology amalgamation brings adaptive cruise control, blind-spot intervention, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive headlamps, abetting audio and video inputs, automated high-beams, and more. The $2250 Driver Assistance amalgamation adds blind-spot warning, forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, advanced and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree-view adviser with moving-object detection, advancement blow intervention, and rain-sensing wipers. Our car additionally had the $2250 Premium Additional package, which includes navigation, Infiniti InTouch telematics services, navigation-linked adaptive about-face programming, SiriusXM traffic, heating for the advanced seats and council wheel, and alien agent start. And, finally, the DAS adaptive-steering arrangement tacked on $1000, bringing the admirable absolute to $59,555.

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With its head-turning looks, able twin-turbo V-6, and adequate cabin, the Q60 Red Sport 400 serves Infiniti able-bodied as a aura car. Alike so, its added backpack and abridgement of belly feel acceptable will accumulate it from attaining the akin of admiration that was bestowed on the G35 as a achievement coupe.

The Q60 accuse beneath for anniversary of its ponies than its competitors do:

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE AS TESTED: $59,555 (base price: $52,205)

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, absolute ammunition injection

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Displacement: 183 cu in, 2997 cc
Power: 400 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 350 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed automated with chiral alive mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 184.6 in
Width: 72.8 in Height: 54.9 in
Passenger volume: 86 cu ft
Trunk volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 3866 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.3 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 18.3 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.3 sec @ 109 mph
Top acceleration (governor limited): 155 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA combined/city/highway driving: 22/20/27 mpg
C/D observed: 20 mpg

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