Paris 2014 Preview: Infiniti releases first image of the Q80 Inspiration concept

Paris 2014 Preview: Infiniti releases first image of the Q80 Inspiration concept image

Text: / Photos: Infiniti Press | posted September 24, 2014 14:24

The Q80 Inspiration will become the basis of a future model

Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti recently made public the first image of the Q80 Inspiration, a four door concept that will be the basis for a future model. The company designed the concept car as a fastback saloon with a driver-centric powertrain in mind and with advanced on-board tech.

The Q80 measures 5052mm long, 2027mm wide and 1350mm tall and an extended wheelbase at 3103mm. According to Infiniti, the car did not make use of any side mirrors as it will ruin the flowing lines of the car. The passenger greenhouse area utilizes a lightweight acoustic glass while its doors open up 'portal-style', enabling a full-on view of the car's interior while simultaneously providing easy access for the driver and passengers. Completing the exterior look of the car is a custom set of 22-inch 5-spoke lightweight alloy wheels.

Inside, carbon-fiber, aluminum and leather are used in decorating the cabin and features a unique “1 + 1 + 1 + 1” seating arrangement.

Exact engine details were not divulged but Infiniti stated that it will be powered by a hybrid-electric powertrain, an advanced adaptive suspension system and will be underpinned by a light and rigid chassis.

“After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion. In Q80 Inspiration, we wanted to capture that unforgettable feeling when you experience something important, something beautiful, something magnetic for the first time,” said Infiniti Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa.

The car will make its first public appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2014.