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Spied: 2017 Infiniti Q60 undisguised

by Byron Hurd

Our spies caught Infiniti's new coupe in the buff.

Our spy photographers caught Infiniti's 2017 Q60 at a photo shoot in the desert Southwest Tuesday, giving us a complete look at the production exterior of the new Japanese luxury coupe.

We first saw the Q60 concept in Detroit earlier this year, and we have to say we're impressed by how much of the sheet metal is true to the original design.

The 2017 Q60 is low, with intricately sculpted body work giving it aggressive visual width. Up front, the grille takes center stage, with a distinct chrome surround that doesn't quite reach the headlamps, which themselves are thin and swept back from the nose. A thinner, more aggressive lower trapezoidal grille is flanked by what look to be chrome-accented LED fog lights.

In profile, the Q60 has the conventional fenders-first attitude of most modern cars. A single pinch line runs parallel to the greenhouse from front to rear, connecting the tops of the fenders and accentuating the taper from each to the doors.

In the rear, the greenhouse tapers to a subtle integrated trunk lid ducktail, which has become a signature of Infiniti's small coupes.

The production Q60 is expected to be powered by engines from both Infiniti's in-house engineers and their partners at Mercedes-Benz. A twin-turbo V6 developed by Nissan/Infiniti is expected to deliver at least 400 horsepower (with more on tap for hotter trims), while a four-cylinder from Mercedes is expected to be featured in the more mundane models, likely with a power output somewhere under the three-century mark.

The production Q60 should debut in Detroit. Stay tuned to Leftlane for all the latest information.

Photos by Brian Williams.

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