With all the talk about how the new Nissan Z will essentially be a slightly reworked and restyled 370Z with the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport's engine, I figure it was worth starting a thread for reviews of that car... specially for the engine comments.


"The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, good for 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet, is a great engine. It has practically no turbo lag and offers a strong, linear stream of thrust all the way up to the 5,200 rpm redline. Infiniti quotes a 0-to-60 mile-per-hour time of 4.5 seconds, and even in the Standard drive mode, the Q60 feels quick off the line. In Sport mode, the throttle gets even touchier and the seven-speed automatic gets crisper, while Sport Plus notches that up even further. Sport Plus might even be a bit too aggressive – save that mode for the track."

"The Infiniti's strong V6 engine isn't the problem. Power and acceleration are effortless, especially in the high-performance Red Sport 400 trim that pumps out a strong 400 horsepower."

"There's plenty of robust engine noise coming into the cabin, as well -- enough that I turn down the radio and just revel in the racket."