By Steve & Tamami Laser
Infiniti is preparing to wow the crowds at the upcoming Paris Auto Show with this sleek new fastback coupe-style four-seat sedan dubbed Q80 Inspiration. Only a concept for now, it signals the automaker’s desire to join established players in a growing niche dominated by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi.
While details are slim at the moment, Infiniti did release a few tidbits:
“After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion,” said Infiniti Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa. “In Q80 Inspiration, we wanted to capture that unforgettable feeling when you experience something important, something beautiful, something magnetic for the first time.”
Infiniti’s press release went on to highlight these key design cues:
- There are no side-door mirrors to break up the aesthetics of the profile. The full roof length of the teardrop passenger greenhouse is accentuated by lightweight acoustic glass. Doors open portal style, which allows the cabin to be fully on display while driver and passengers step in and out.
- The cabin brings together four occupants in a highly stylized and personalized ambiance. Carbon fiber, aluminum and leather surround those inside in spacious “1 + 1 + 1 + 1” seating.
- Earmarked for an advanced adaptive suspension, the light and rigid chassis combines with the acoustic glass all around and additional sound deadening to promise a driving and ride experience among the very best.
While no details were provided regarding production plans, the big sedan could represent the next step in its platform sharing plans with Mercedes-Benz.
We’ll have to wait for Infiniti to pull the wraps off this concept in Paris at the Parc des Expositions de Versailles.
News source and photo from Infiniti
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