Infiniti Revealed Q80 Inspiration – A Sensual 4 Door-Coupe Concept
Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, (2014 Paris Auto Show) Infiniti introduced the progressive Q80 Inspiration to the media and provided a glimpse into its high-performance and efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation as well as additional technologies. Infiniti’s vision of category-breaking, supreme luxurious driving; a top-of-the-line four-seat fastback. designed to shake up the status quo in the premium large four-door club; a no-compromise ambassador of driver-centric powertrain and onboard technologies.
The Q80 Inspiration’s expansive, edgy, sensual interpretation of the Infiniti brand really makes a statement. There are no side-door mirrors to break up the aesthetics of the unmistakable profile, the full roof length of the teardrop passenger greenhouse is accentuated by lightweight acoustic glass, and its doors open portal style which allows the stunning cabin to be fully on display while driver and passengers step in and out with ease.
A concept as impactful as Q80 Inspiration is set to push boundaries in more ways than through the beauty of its attention-grabbing skin. The cabin is able to bring together the four occupants in a highly stylized and personalized ambiance of the highest quality. Carbon-fiber, aluminum, and leather surround those inside in spacious “1 + 1 + 1 + 1” seating.
In profile, Infiniti Q80 Inspiration extends to 5052 millimeters (198.9 inches) with a long wheelbase of 3103 mm (122.2 in) framed by custom 22-inch five-dual-spoke lightweight alloys. It strikes an imposing stance with its width of 2027 mm (79.8 in) and height of 1350 mm (53.1 in).
The above mentioned measurement indicates that Q80 is slotted squarely among other large luxury cars like BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S class. Furthermore the design suggest Q80 seems to be more in competition with cars with 4 doors yet with coupe like profile: BMW 6 Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera, Mercedes CLS, Maserati Quattroporte, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A7 comes to mind.
“After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion,” says 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.”