Outside of a couple Porsches, the Corvette and a handful of BMWs, it is rare to find a true luxury car with a sports tuned suspension, performance exhaust and a manual transmission. Most manufactures have opted to replace the manual gearbox for a dual-clutch transmission. Sure, a dual-clutch transmission shifts faster than a manual, but it takes away half of the fun! I love the feeling of shifting from 1st to 2nd while accelerating from a stop. And the art of downshifting and rev matching moments before you head into a turn is exhilarating. The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT has all of this more.
The coupe is powered by 3.7L V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque. The engine’s modern design features 24 valves and dual overhead cams. My favorite part is the 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter. It is easy to use and gives you a sense of power while changing gears. I was surprised to find that the transmission doesn’t offer rev-matching… It is a recent technology, but its sibling, the Nissan 370z has offered it for several years. The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT also comes with a viscous limited-slip differential to help maintain superior launch control.
The Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT offers luxury in all the right places. The seats are comfortable on long drives, the Bose Sound System is superb, and the red-stitched sport seats are sexy! The powered steering wheel and dash cluster are unique to Infiniti: When you move the steering column up, the instrument cluster on the dash moves with it.
If you want a true sports car, but desire comfort and luxury, the Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT is a smart choice. The standard manual transmission and sports turned suspension positions it along side Porsche and BMW in the luxury sports car category.