Infiniti in cooperation with Gilt.com developed two special editions Q50 luxury sedans : one developed by Thom Browne and the other by Zac Posen. Both models will be put on sale on Gilt on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Each unit will be offered with an exclusive ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch.
The Q50 by Thom Browne features an exterior finished in chrome, while the interior gets Thom Browne signature red, white and blue stripe on the seats and in other areas. For the trunk Browne is also offering a special designed luggage set.
The unit designed by Zac Posen is painted in a ombré effect, starting with a light silver in matte finish up front and up to a dark grey a high-gloss finish at the rear. For the interior Posen opted for exclusive materials like velvet, shagreen, and leather, in rich shades of red.
Click past the jump to read more about the Infiniti Q50.
The Q50 was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show as a replacement (re-badge) for the previous G37 sedan.
For the U.S. market, the Q50 will be offered with a choice of two engines: an updated 3.7-liter, V-6 engine that delivers a total of 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, and a hybrid version that combines a 3.5-liter, V-6 that delivers a total of 296 horsepower with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control that adds another 67 horsepower.
The model is priced from $36,700.
Gallery Infiniti Q50
Gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination, has joined with premium automaker Infiniti to offer a pair of all-new 2014 Q50 luxury sports sedans, one designed by Thom Browne and the other by Zac Posen. Both will be sold on Gilt on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET at www.gilt.com/InfinitiQ50.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 features world’s first technologies such as Direct Adaptive Steering, which provides faster and more personalized response than conventional systems. The two custom-tailored Thom Browne and Zac Posen 2014 Q50s become even more exclusive with elements signature to each designer’s aesthetic. The two lucky buyers of the luxury sports sedans will also each receive $10,000 of Gilt.com shopping credit, as well as a style consultation at Gilt.
In addition, Mr. Browne has designed a limited edition Thom Browne Solid Silver Personal Card Case, while Mr. Posen has designed a limited edition ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch; each item will be included with their respective designer Q50.
These one-of-a-kind custom-tailored Infiniti Q50 packages will be sold for $75,000 each, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity personally selected by both Mr. Browne and Mr. Posen.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50, As Expressed by Thom Browne and Zac Posen
Thom Browne 2014 Infiniti Q50: Mr. Browne’s Q50 exterior features a chrome - almost reflective - finish. The interior is accented with the Thom Browne signature red, white and blue stripe on the seats and in other areas to highlight the curves of the Q50, along with sterling silver elements to represent old world sophistication. Inside the trunk, Mr. Browne has also designed a luggage set that is custom fit for the Q50.
Zac Posen 2014 Infiniti Q50: Mr. Posen’s Q50 exterior features an ombré effect, starting with light silver in a matte finish at the front and ending in dark grey with a high-gloss finish at the rear. The interior uses luxurious materials, including velvet, shagreen, and leather, in rich shades of red that evoke red carpet glamour, a signature of the Zac Posen brand.
The Limited-Edition Designer Accessories
In addition to adding their touches to the Q50s, Mr. Browne and Mr. Posen have each created a limited-edition accessory inspired by the Q50, which will also be sold on Gilt.com in the December 12 sale.
Thom Browne Solid Silver Personal Card Case: Mr. Browne has designed a Solid Silver Personal Card Case featuring his signature red, white and blue stripe. The case is composed of heavy sterling silver that denotes sophistication representative of the Thom Browne man. A limited quantity of 100 pieces has been produced, which will be available on Gilt.com on December 12 for $650.
ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch: Mr. Posen has designed a leather limited edition ZAC Zac Posen Smartphone Clutch inspired by the Q50’s advanced technology and InTouch™ system that matches the red color seen throughout his vehicle. A limited quantity of 350 pieces has been produced, which will be available on Gilt.com on December 12 for $250.