Infiniti’s new Q60 Convertible is set to receive a special one-off design that pays homage to the great Bobby Unser. That’s the news coming out of the Nissan sub-brand when it announced the arrival of the special edition Q60 Convertible at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Infiniti has had a presence at the gathering and this time, the company is making its attendance a memorable one. Dressed in the same livery as the car Unser drove to win the 1968 Indy 500, the one-off Q60 Convertible looks deliriously stunning dressed in that red, yellow, black and white special wrap that honors the Rislone livery found on Unser’s Offenhauser-powered Eagle race car .
Oh, and don’t forget the huge No.3 decals on the hood and the doors of the Q60 Convertible, which serves as another hat tip to the legendary race car driver.
Not much else is known about the one-off Q60 Convertible Bobby Unser Edition other than Infiniti’s plan to showcase the model at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this weekend at the Infiniti Pavilion Display where it will sit next to the same car where it draws inspiration from: Bobby Unser’s 1968 Indy 500-winning Eagle race car.
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Despite receiving a new nonmenclature, the 2014 Infiniti Q60 is what it is, save for a number of updates done on the exterior and interior of the model, including the addition of new standard features.
In terms of performance, the Q60 Convertible makes use of the same 3.7-liter, V-6 engine that produces 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
Infiniti is currently offering the 2014 Q60 in three different configurations: Q60, Q60 AWD and Q60S Coupe 6MT, with prices starting at $40,400 for the base model.
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For the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 7-9, 2014.
Infiniti’s impressive Pavilion Display will share space at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach as more than 300 vintage, classic and historic racing vehicles spread out across the golf course’s 10th and 18th fairways including special classes of show cars highlighting the 50th anniversary of McLaren Racing, the sports racing cars of Jochen Mass and special Offenhauser-powered race cars.
In conjunction with the recognition of Offenhauser-powered cars at this year’s show, Infiniti worked with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum to bring Bobby Unser’s 1968 Indy 500 race winning car to the Concours. Infiniti also recruited its design team, headed by worldwide Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, to commission a one-off vehicle wrap for the Q60 Convertible special guest Bobby Unser will be driving throughout the weekend that matches his winning race car. Reminiscent of the Rislone livery found on Unser’s Offenhauser-powered Eagle, the special wrap features a striking red, yellow, black and white design finished with the number three found on the winning car. When not in use, the specially designed Q60 will be displayed near the Infiniti Pavilion Display next to the 1968 Indy 500 winning race car.
In addition to this special Q60 Convertible, the Infiniti Pavilion will also showcase a selection of Infiniti vehicles including the 2014 Q70 luxury performance sedan, QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover, QX70 performance crossover, QX80 full-size luxury SUV and the new Q50 luxury sport sedan. Since going on sale last summer, the Q50 continues to be one of the leading options in the competitive premium sport sedan segment, incorporating class-leading, world-first technologies such as Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control.
“We’re incredibly excited to once again show our support for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this year,” said Infiniti Vice President Michael Bartsch. “Yet again, with Bill Warner at the helm, the Concours assembled a top selection of significant cars from all around the world. These cars are representative of the same passion and performance we try to incorporate into each of our passenger vehicles. The event continues to inspire fans new and old and we are proud to play a small part in it.”
Credentialed Amelia Island Concours media are invited to visit the Infiniti Media Center inside the Ritz-Carlton from March 7-8. On March 9, the media center will be moved to the Golf Club of Amelia Island Clubhouse, adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton. Concours attendees are welcome to visit the Pavilion display throughout the 2014 Amelia Island Concours, March 7-9, 2014.