Is there anything interesting about its design?
This Q60 is the first of a new generation and the body is all Infiniti – there's no Nissan in there – and it's by far the best looking car the brand has turned out.
There's that tear-drop side profile, the huge rear haunches, and the perfectly shaped tail. The Q60's grille is deeper and more angular than those of other cars in the wider Infiniti range, and the headlights are smaller and sleeker. The bonnet is just as as curvaceous though, with its large pontoon-like humps over the wheel arches, and defined ridges running down it from the base of the windscreen.
Does anybody buy a two door performance car thinking it's going to be practical?
It's an expressive and beautiful car, but it's up against some drop-dead gorgeous rivals in the S5, 440i, RC350, and C43.
All these two-door beasts have similar dimensions. At 4685mm end-to-end the Q60 Red Sport is 47mm longer than the 440i, but 10mm shorter than the RC350, 7mm less than the S5 and only 1mm shorter than the C43. The Red Sport is 2052mm wide from mirror-to-mirror and stands only 1395mm tall.
From the outside you can only tell a Red Sport from other Q60s by its brushed satin finish dual exhaust tips – but there are some big differences under the skin.
Inside, the cabin is well crafted with a high quality feel to the build. Sure, there are some weird asymmetrical aspects to the styling such as the waterfall design to the dash, and it seems odd to have a large display above another large display, but it's a premium feeling cabin. It's not quite up there with the Germans though in terms of prestige refinement.