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Back in September, forum member Infinity mentioned that the Infiniti Q60 would be the first U.S. spec vehicle to hit Cuban soil in 58 Years and now Infiniti executive design director, Alfonso Albaisa, has journeyed to Havana with said Q60.

Albaisa grew in Miami, Florida, and is descended from a design and architecture-minded family. Based in Japan, he oversees all four Infiniti design studios across the world and had a hand in designing the new Q60.

This journey to Cuba has given Albaisa the opportunity to visit his parents’ birthplace for the first time, see the mid-century modern architecture of his great uncle Max Borges-Recio at the Tropicana, Club Nautico, and even the architect’s own home.

As expected, the Q60 was drawing attention form the locals, not just because the coupe is different from those usually found on the streets of Cuba, but because they genuinely liked the car and were curious about it.

The Q60’s form and function stems from his ability to see life as what is required, but also through a more romantic lens. That’s a trait he shared with his uncle and we can expect to see similar flowing lines in future Infiniti models.


 

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As nice as it is that Cuba is getting new cars, I will miss the view of old cars roaming the streets. It adding something to the culture there when I was on vacation in Cuba. Just so interesting to see streets littered with vehicles that's generally seen in movies nowadays.
 
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