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Infiniti shared a full picture of the Q60 Concept due to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Shown here in coupe form, the Q60 concept takes the Q60 (née G37 coupe) down a more aggressive looking route. While this is labeled a concept, one look at the sister car Q50 sedan will tell you that there is no reason Infiniti would need to vary the look much once in production. If you imagine this car with production mirrors, wheels, and a simpler lower air intake area, you'll probably be pretty close to the real thing.

Under the hood, expect the standard compliment of a 3.7 liter V6 with output in the 330 horsepower range and a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. While Infiniti does make a hybrid version of the Q50 sedan, we doubt that powertrain will make it into the coupe.

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The Infiniti Q60 Coupe Concept will be shown at an event on January 11th at 4pm and again during the Detroit Auto Show on January 13th at 8:05 am eastern. We will be on hand at the Sunday event to bring you more pictures and updates.

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This should be very exciting to see what their new design language will be. :)

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The C pillar looks odd, but I think the front looks really good and overall the shape is good, it sort of has Aston Marting V8 Vantage proportions which is a good thing.  How long are they going to milk that 3.7 liter V6?   The Euros have all moved on the 3 liter turbos wit more power and torque and better fuel economy.  Unless they hope to sell on the merits of a naturally aspirated engine, but most people don't know the difference, they will just look at the horsepower number and the fuel economy number.

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This, for me, is a step in the wrong direction. Perhaps this design will grow on me once the production model arrives, but I see very little to like, unfortunately. I loved the first generation G35. Even the second generation is generally attractive in my opinion. For the class, it was always one of the sexiest designs. 

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