Skip to main content

Inspired Infiniti Premiering Q80 Inspiration Concept in Paris



Next month, the 2014 Paris Auto Show will start a period known as the auto show season. A season that typically starts in North America with the LA Auto Show in November, European audiences receive the first exhibition of all-new production vehicle premieres and the presentation of mind-wondering concept cars. A show where the likes of Italian designer Pininfarina first appeared on the world stage, the show often motivates the debut of classy styling studies. At Infiniti, you can say the luxury car brand has received inspiration from competitors as well as from their individual designers in the latest concept car.

An interpretation of the four-door fastback premise demonstrated by the Audi A7 Sportback, Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car doesn't appear to be following luxury car rivals when it comes to their image of a vehicle. Sweeping forward and backwards, the bodywork of Infiniti's concept design demonstrates some of the most radiant portrayal of the company's image. Contours all over the Q80 Inspiration concept is definitely derived from sports car design. The roof of the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration consists of a full-length teardrop shaped glass greenhouse coming to a point at the rear. The body is absent outer mirrors and door handles to project a smooth, unobstructed profile. A concept car 198.9 inches long, the Q80 Inspiration is planted on a wheelbase of 122.2 inches. Accented by 22-inch five-dual spoke alloy lightweight wheels, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration rides on an advanced adaptive suspension system.  

Described as possessing "1+1+1+1" seating, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car's interior is configured to provide a personalized touch for four occupants. High-end materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum and leather applied through the interior creating the desired balance between sport and luxury comfort.

Last year, the Q50 Eau Rouge concept car was Infiniti's darling on the auto show circuit. The enveloping luxury performance of 560 horsepower proved so strong that the production version of the car has been strongly hinted. Could the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration generate the same clout to inspire it for a showroom near you?  

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Will NASCAR's Next Gen Car Development Avoid Mistakes Made With CoT?

  Photo Credit: James Gilbert/Getty Images untitled On Wednesday of this week (May 5 th of 2021), NASCAR will formally present the sport’s newest Cup Series chariot. Originally called the Gen 7 car before adopting the moniker of the Next Gen car, the vehicle was initially planned to be part of the 2021 racing season but was pushed to 2022 due to the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupting development as well as team finances to implement the Next Gen car. From the details already leaked about the Next Gen car, the 2022 Cup season is destined to deliver the biggest learning curve ever to drivers, team and fans. Ahead of the official unveiling of the car, indications of a new spec chassis, six-speed manual transmission, independent rear suspension as well as a larger diameter, single-lug wheels are radically going to reshape the operations of NASCAR Cup Series teams on and off the track. With anticipation building towards the planned on-track introduct

Morbid Motoring History: Transaxle of James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder Up For Auction

Photo Credit: Porsche AG untitled More than 65 years after James Dean’s fatal highway crash on U.S. Route 466, a verifiable piece has surfaced of the vehicle involved in the ill-fated Porsche 550 Spyder the 24-year-old actor drove in his last moments of life. Through an online auction being held on Bring A Trailer , buyers with a desire to obtain a rather ghoulish gearbox. The Porsche 550 Spyder was one of the first purpose-built race cars assembled to establish a name of what was once a small sports car located in Stuttgart, Germany. A derivative of Porsche’s 356 production car, the 550 Spyder’s compact, lightweight stature (the 550 was in reference to the vehicle’s weight in kilograms) combined with a mid-mounted 1,500 cc flat-four engine proved almost instantly superior in competition. Entering competition in 1953 by Porsche, the 550 Spyder cemented much of the early on-track success for the brand including a class victory at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. A total of 90

2021 IndyCar Series Preview: Drivers and Teams Chart

Photo Credit: Chris Owens/IndyCar 2021 NTT IndyCar Series Drivers and Teams 2 Josef Newgarden United States Team Penske Chevrolet A two-time IndyCar champion, 30-year-old Tennessee driver Josef Newgarden enters his fifth season with Team Penske after a strong 2020 run. Newgarden is once-again considered a contender once more for the year's title. Winning a total of 18 IndyCar events since starting his career in the series in 2012, the pilot of the #2 Team Penske race car has keen sights on capturing this year's Indianapolis 500. 3 Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Team Penske Chevrolet After securing three consecutive driver titles in the Supercars Championship in a Ford Mustang co-owned by Roger Penske, Scott McLaughlin has been promoted to run his full first season in the NTT IndyCar Series competition with the prestigious group. Though he sp