Infiniti has made some classic cars in its time. It might not do luxury in the way that Bugatti or Ferrari do luxury, but as far as 'entry level' premium brands go, it's hard to fault. But it's not just a specialist in leather interiors and high-tech features. When it puts its mind to it, it can also deliver incredibly fast cars that will get you from A to B before you know it. If you've ever wondered which Infiniti models will get you from 0-60 mph the fastest, you've come to the right place to find out.
10. Infiniti QX60
The Infiniti QX60 was released in 2012 to an uproarious reception. With its sharp, chiseled good looks and its powerful performance, Infiniti's first three-row crossover was a cracking car. The top of the line model was propelled along by a 3.5-liter, DOHC 32-valve direct-injection V-8 that produced an impressive 265hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. With speed-sensitive steering and upgraded suspension, the car was an instant hit on its release. As to how fast it could get from 0 to 60 mph? A very impressive 8.3 seconds. These days, the engine has been replaced with a 3.5-liter, direct-injected V-6 that makes 295 hp (220 kW) and 270 lb⋅ft (366 N⋅m) of torque. Expect to get from a standstill to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds.
9. Infiniti QX50
Autofiles.com ranks the QX50 as one of the fastest Infiniti models of all time. Why? Try a top speed of 144 mph and a 0-60mph time of just 6.4 seconds. Pushing the car along is a port-injected, 3.7-liter V-6 delivering 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Visually, it's a dream, with sleek lines and dynamic curves. From a driving perspective, it's a top performer, with plenty of high-tech controls and user-friendly features.
8. Infiniti QX55
The latest addition to the Infiniti lineup is the QX55, a vehicle that marks the manufacturer's triumphant return to the crossover coupe segment. Sleek, stylish, and crammed with safety features and gadgets, this is a car that hits all the right notes. Expect to get from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds.
7. Infiniti QX80
In 2014, Infiniti treated us to the Infiniti QX80 for the first time. With top speeds of 145 mph, there was no doubting this was a fast car. With acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds, there was no doubting it was a powerful one either. Not everyone fell head over heels in love with it (some drivers complained about the expensive package options, the overly light steering, and the absence of a stick shift) but enough people were impressed with the luxurious interior, the great selection of driver-assist and safety features, the boundless power and the good road manners to make it a hit. 7 years later, it's still one of the brand's top performers. These days, you can expect to get from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds.
6. Infiniti Q70
In 2011, Infiniti released the M56. It was fast, it was powerful, and it was capable of pulling from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Powering the car was a V-8 engine dishing out 420 HP and 417 pound-feet of torque. It was sleek, it was stylish, and if you wanted to impress your neighbors, it was well worth the $68,145 base price. In 2014, Infiniti decided to revamp its naming convention. As a result, the M56 became the Q70. A few upgrades have happened since then, but it remains a great model with acceleration that will get from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 sec.
5. Infiniti Q60
Brainy, brawny, and with the kind of cool good looks designed to set your blood pumping, the Infiniti Q60 is a powerful beast of a car that proves Infiniti can do fast cars just as well as the next brand. As carindigo.com notes, the 2021 Q60 comes with a 3-liter V-6 that makes 300 hp at 6400 rpm and 295 lbs.-ft. at 1600 rpm of torque. In test conditions, the Q60 takes just 5.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill and can run a quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds.
4. Infiniti Q50S Hybrid
The Q50S Hybrid was first released in 2014. It received a mixed reception. Some people complained that the ride quality wasn't quite as smooth as it could have been. Some were disappointed in the handling. Others were disappointed in the absence of a cost-effective four-cylinder engine option. But along with the dissenters was a big crowd of very satisfied customers. The cabin was roomy, the storage was plentiful, the V6 engine was muscular, and the high-tech electronic and safety features added plenty of added value. Best of all, the car was capable of moving from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Things have got even better since, and it's now capable of getting from 0-60 in less than 4.9 seconds.
3. Infiniti Q50
The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is a lean, mean fighting machine. Slip behind the wheel of this beauty and you can expect to get from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. As autofiles.com points out, that's a massive improvement on last year's model, which got you from 0 to 60 in a relatively sluggish 7 seconds. What else can you expect from the latest edition to the Q50, asides from speed? An athletic, chiseled design, an all-new infotainment system, and a next-gen platform.
2. Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400
The Q50 has always been a great line, but when Infiniti introduced the Q50 Red Sport 400, things got even better. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged (2997cc) 24-valve engine and boasting the kind of interior that puts the luxe in luxury (expect semi-aniline quilted leather-appointed sport seats with red contrast stitching, dark chrome interior accents with Red Sport 400 paddle shifters, and more high tech features than you'll know what to do with), it's unquestionably a top of the line vehicle. It's no slouch either. Capable of going from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, this is a car designed to get you places, fast.
1. Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400
Capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, the Q60 Red Sport 400 ranks as one of the fastest accelerating Infiniti models ever made. It's by no means a perfect car (as caranddriver.com points out, Infiniti's cost-cutting measures are plain to see in the less than impressive transmission, the addition of a foot-operated brake rather than an electric one, the absence of a rear-seat armrest, faux aluminum trims, and an overall lack of luxury), but if you value raw power over finishing touches, it's hard to fault.
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