Perhaps the final rating given by Richard Berry from CarsGuide is a bit skewed as they first drove the Q60 Red Sport at its launch before getting behind the wheel of a 2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0T GT for a week.
The engine may be different, but the GT’s exterior is still identical to its more powerful sibling and with its Iridium Blue paint, the Q60 coupe was turning heads. Sure, the back seats aren’t very practical for tall passengers and toddlers, but the front seats are roomy with a luxurious feel.
A list price of $62,900 would certainly help potential buyers overlook that rear seat problem and the Q60 GT comes with a substantial list of standard features including sat nav, 8.0-inch and 7.0-inch 'double-decker' screens, rear view camera, front and rear parking sensors, six-speaker stereo, LED head- and fog lights, proximity unlocking, heated and power adjustable front seats and leather upholstery.
Powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, the Q60 GT’s tested fuel consumption of 9.1L/100km isn’t too bad for the amount of city driving it was put through. Paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, its acceleration was good and the Dunlop SP rubbers probably helped. But of course, it pales in comparison to the Red Sport’s twin-turbo V6 engine, sports suspension, Sport + drive mode, etc.
Richard’s final verdict is for those who are set on a Q60 to just go for the Red Sport; skip the GT and other trims.