What do you do to a vehicle that’s already luxurious and great to drive to make it even more appealing? You take the top off, of course! And that’s exactly what they’ve done with the Infiniti Q60 Convertible.
The Infiniti Q60 Convertible is the new incarnation of what was formerly known as the G Convertible. But there’s more to the Infiniti Q60 Convertible than just a new name. This is a car for today and for today’s driver, with all the mod cons that you would expect a luxurious car to have.
Nissan, the parent marque of the luxury line Infiniti, is a real world leader in making good engines better, and that’s just what they’ve done in the Infiniti Q60 Convertible. The Infiniti Q60 Convertible is powered by a super sporty 3.7-litre V6 engine that makes the most of the newly developed Variable Valve Event and Lift, which doesn’t just make the engine powerful (to the tune of 235 kW) and responsive, but also helps reduce its emissions and makes is more efficient. This is just one way that the Infiniti Q60 Convertible is a sports car for today. The torque is harnessed in a unique way that allows you to really feel the acceleration when the engine roars into life. And all this is yours to play with via the 7-speed automatic transmission (with the manual function there if you want it; gear shifters are located on the column). The transmission has some other lovely modern features such as downshift rev matching and adaptive shift control as well as a lock-up torque converter.
If you were to see the Infiniti Q60 Convertible side on when the top was down, you’d wonder where on earth the top was or if this car was open to the skies in all weathers. However, this sporty little number does have a hard top that tucks away all three sections of itself almost invisibly into the rear – and it does it in less than five seconds in just the touch of a button, meaning that if you spot a thunderstorm menacing on the horizon while you are taking this car for a summertime spin in the countryside, you know that you can take cover quickly.
The exterior of the Infiniti Q60 Convertible looks pretty sharp, with smooth modern styling and sitting pretty on 19-inch alloy wheels. But there’s another feature that you’ll never see. This is the Scratch Shield technology in the paint. This finish self-heals any swirls that nature inflicts on the paint (nature in the form of the weather, that it – there’s not much that even this amazing technology can do about a close encounter with a rosebush or the paws of an overenthusiastic Labrador).
The Infiniti Q60 Convertible also benefits from Infiniti’s Intelligent Key technology, another up-to-date and handy feature. This key doesn’t unlock the doors as soon as you press the key against the handle (which you can do even when the key’s in your pocket); it also adjusts the seat, the steering wheel and the mirrors to exactly where you like them.
Vehicle dynamic control is just one of the many modern active safety features in the Infiniti Q60 Convertible. Other things that could be either considered active safety features or features that enhance the overall driving experience include speed-sensitive steering, brakes with the works (EBD, brake assist and ABS), dusk sensing bi-Xenon automatic levelling headlights, traction control, an adjustable speed limiter (great if you are thinking of letting younger drivers behind the wheel of the Infiniti Q60 Convertible), cruise control and the all-important pop-up roll bars for protecting the occupants in the case of a crash (a real must when the top is down). Interestingly, the “handbrake” is applied with a foot pedal (located where the clutch pedal would be in a manual), allowing the cabin space to be less cluttered and/or have more space for drinks in the holders.
Naturally, in a snappy modern convertible like the Infiniti Q60 Convertible, there is a host of other convenience features: a hard drive navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen, reverse camera Bluetooth handsfree phone preparation and adaptive climate control (which works when the top is up) are just a small selection of what’s available.
In convertibles of the past, sound systems were often problematic when the top was down, with the sound of wind whistling by tending to drown out the music – unless you turned the music up so loud that it would blast you and every other passer-by the moment you hit a built-up area and slowed down. Not in the Infiniti Q60 Convertible. The Bose open air sound system monitors the ambient noise and the vehicle speed so it can dynamically adjust the volume and equalization so you can enjoy your music properly. You’ll also find a speaker tucked into the headrest, meaning that there’s even less chance for the music to be distorted on its way to your ear drums. Wind deflectors also make driving with the top down a pleasure without any drawbacks.
There’s no denying that the Infiniti Q60 Convertible is certainly a lot of fun to drive. Of course, you’re going to love it if you’re on the lookout for a hot little sports car. The big question then is which of the six exterior colours do you like the most?
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