Picture Time: 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Corey Lewis
by Corey Lewis
picture time 2018 infiniti q60 red sport 400

At the 2018 Infiniti Q50 First Drive event in Nashville (expect a full review Friday), I was able to spend a few moments with the top-of-the-line Q60 for 2018 — the Red Sport 400. While I didn’t get enough time behind the wheel to provide you with the sort of detailed and meaningful review you’d like to see, the pictures turned out alright. It’s nice to see a luxury coupe with a (mostly) white interior.

Holy Eldorado!

The optional light up badge comes in the format of the shield you see here.

Paintwork was generally pretty good, though along the rear flanks I noticed some orange peel.

From almost any angle, the aggression is there.

How can you not like this silhouette?

Rear proportions are tight, and panel gaps were good. The (shallow) trunk has a nice, solid sound to the lid closure.

There was already dirt on the door’s gleaming grab handle, courtesy of some grimy journalist.

The interior layout is exactly the same as the Q50.

As a six-footer, I certainly could not sit behind myself.

Sparkly aluminum carbon fiber-look trim is available on the Red Sport.

Passenger accommodation up front is reasonable, with good leroom.

The trunk is more shallow than you’d think, and the aperture is high and rather narrow.

Some fast facts for you:

  • 400 horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6
  • Rear-wheel drive (on this one); AWD is $2,000 extra
  • Lighted front badge
  • Frameless windows cause wind noise, even when it’s not an old Subaru
  • With options and rear-drive, about $60,000

I’ll hang around in the comments if you have any specific questions.

[Images © Corey Lewis]

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  • Nrd515 Nrd515 on Jul 23, 2017

    Not bad, but I wish the trunk opening was shaped differently so it would be more useful. And at least you can get the interior in black. White, or brown is a total deal killer for me.

  • Jkk6 Jkk6 on Aug 18, 2017

    Corey, Do you recall where the rpm line is at 80mph cruising speeds? I ask because my 06 fx and m with their 5sp transmissions were at a fatuiging 3k rpm.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Aug 21, 2017

      I didn't look - but I have that 5-speed growling just like you. Engine RPM noise was not an issue at that speed with the 7AT.

  • Alan The Prado shouldn't have the Landcruiser name attached. It isn't a Landcruiser as much as a Tacoma or 4 Runner or a FJ Cruiser. Toyota have used the Landcruiser name as a marketing exercise for years. In Australia the RAV4 even had Landcruiser attached years ago! The Toyota Landcruiser is the Landcruiser, not a tarted up Tacoma wagon.Here a GX Prado cost about $61k before on roads, this is about $41k USD. This is a 2.8 diesel 4x4 with all the off road tricky stuff, plus AC, power windows, etc. I'm wondering if Toyota will perform the Nissan Armada treatment on it and debase the Prado. The Patrol here is actually as capable and possibly more capable than the Landcruiser off road (according to some reviews). The Armada was 'muricanised and the off road ability was reduced a lot. Who ever heard of a 2 wheel drive Patrol.Does the US need the Prado? Why not. Another option to choose from built by Toyota that is overpriced and uses old tech.My sister had a Prado Grande, I didn't think much of it. It was narrow inside and not that comfortable. Her Grand Cherokee was more comfortable and now her Toureg is even more comfortable, but you can still feel the road in the seat of your pants and ears.
  • Jeffrey No tis vehicle doen't need to come to America. The market if flooded in this segment what we need are fun affordable vehicles.
  • Nrd515 I don't really see the point of annual inspections, especially when the car is under 3 years (warranty) old. Inspections should be safety related, ONLY, none of the nonsensical CA ARB rules that end up being something like, "Your air intake doesn't have an ARB sticker on it, so you have to remove it and buy one just like it that does have the ARB sticker on it!". If the car or whatever isn't puking smoke out of it, and it doesn't make your eyes water, like an old Chevy Bel-Air I was behind on Wed did, it's fine. I was stuck in traffic behind that old car, and wow, the gasoline smell was super potent. It was in nice shape, but man, it was choking me. I was amused by the 80 something old guy driving it, he even had a hat with a feather in it, THE sign of someone you don't want to be driving anywhere near you.
  • Lou_BC "15mpg EPA" The 2023 ZR2 Colorado is supposed to be 16 mpg
  • ToolGuy "The more aerodynamic, organic shape of the Mark VIII meant ride height was slightly lower than before at 53.6 inches, over 54.2” for the Mark VII."• I am not sure that ride height means what you think it means.Elaboration: There is some possible disagreement about what "ride height" refers to. Some say ground clearance, some say H point (without calling it that), some say something else. But none of those people would use a number of over 4 feet for a stock Mark anything.Then you go on to use it correctly ("A notable advancement in the Mark VIII’s suspension was programming to lower the ride height slightly at high speeds, which assisted fuel economy via improved aerodynamics.") so what do I know. Plus, I ended a sentence with a preposition. 🙂