2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe

MSRP $57,150

Ranked #7 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Developing a 400 horsepower from a V6 engine that also propels 300 horses on the base Q60's, is something that only Infiniti can do. Infiniti as a brand has kept Nissan's goal of performance cars alive for ages. Getting refreshed in 2017, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is an ultimate performance Coupe that has a distinctive character and theme. This second-generation Q60 Coupe comes powered by a 3.0-liter Twin-turbo V6 engine paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Red Sport 400 boasts a curvy and sharp exterior design facilitated with an array of interior features. 

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Pros

Powerful engine configuration

Best-in-class luxury features

All-wheel drive is standard on all trim levels

Cons

Limited trunk space

Interior needs update

Driving dynamics could have been better

What's New?

The second-generation Q60 Red Sport 400 hasn't changed much after its last upgrade for the 2017 model year

The 2021 model year returns with some driver-assist features and advanced climate control with an air purifier as standard

The Red sport 400 also comes in two new color schemes - Grand Blue and Slate Gray


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$57150

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

400 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

350 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

184.4 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

54.5 in.

curb weight

3882 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

84.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

8.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1023 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

540 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$57,150 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe in Black Obsidian color
Black Obsidian

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.6

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.9

Interior

8.1

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

7.8

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The Q60 Red Sport 400 is one of the rare coupe models that catch your eyes at first glance. Multiple highlighting features reflect the Coupe's pure attire. The comfortable seats and spacious cabin can take you to any desirable terrain. The 2021 Q60 Red Sport gets an array of safety features that make it one of the safest Coupe's to play. With wow styling elements, the car fails to deliver on the performance part like its counterparts like BMW M440i and Audi S5. With a starting price of $58,200, the Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe is placed competitively among its rivals but still, there's a lot of stuff that needs to be entertained. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe front view
2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe rear view

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.9/10
Fuel Economy

8.1/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

7.8/10
Final Verdict


2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Features

The sporty 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is priced in the range of $58,300 to $60,200, for both FWD and AWD, respectively. Front-wheel drive is optional in every Q60 model and all-wheel drive is optional. Being the performance model in the lineup, the Red sport 400 Coupe boasts an exclusive interior and powerful engine. The engine is the same as the base models but with a higher output of 400 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The Coupe gets few features from the Essential package of the Luxe trim and some optional $1,700 ProActive package adding safety aids like adaptive headlights, Lane Keep Assist, Lane departure mitigation, Blind-spot intervention, and direct adaptive steering. 

Trims

Q60 Red Sport 400

MSRP (RWD)

$58,200

MSRP (AWD)

$60,200

Key Features

Dual touchscreen infotainment(an 8-inch and a 7-inch)

 

Android Auto and Apple Carplay

 

13-speaker Bose premium sound system

 

Remote engine start

 

Sport-tuned suspension

 

Semi-aniline sport-bolstered leather seats

 

Advanced climate control system

 

20-inch alloy wheels

 

All-season performance tires

 

Power-adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters

 

Voice-controlled navigation system

The Red Sport 400 adds exclusive specs like 20-inch wheels, power-adjustable steering wheels, and many more performance features compared to the bade Q60 models. Some features are sourced from the Essential package that is optional on the Luxe trim. 

Which Trim should you buy?

With extra power from the V6 engine, the Red Sport 400 offers the best for its value. Unlike the base models, you get a wide range of interior features and safety aids. Some additional driver assistance and safety features include adaptive headlights, blind-spot intervention, direct adaptive steering, lane departure mitigation, and lane-keeping system. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. All Q60 models are configured with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available as optional. Apart from the powerful V6 engine, the Red Sport 400 adds performance tires attached to 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, sport-tuned suspension, sport front seats, and Transmission shift paddles. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe engine bay

Models

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Audi S5

MSRP

$58,200

$59,000

$58,500

$52,500

Engine

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo Inline-6

3.0L Turbo V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

400 hp @ 6,400 RPM

385 hp @ 6,100 RPM

382 hp @ 5,800 RPM

349 hp @ 5,400 RPM

Torque

350 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

384 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,370 RPM

0-60 MPH

4.5 secs

4.5 secs

4.4 secs

4.3 secs

Quarter Mile

13.3 secs

12.6 secs

12.9 secs

12.8 secs

Top Speed

155 MPH

130 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

The car also gets features from the Luxe's Essential package that adds a Power-adjustable steering wheel, Driver-seat position memory (seat, side mirrors, and steering wheel settings), cabin air purifier, and navigation system. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has the most power among the other rivals, but the Audi S5 remains the quickest car on the lot. 

How well does the 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 handle?

The Coupe features upgraded suspension and brakes, helping it to adapt as per the terrain conditions. The Red Sport 400 boasts an enhanced driving experience with larger 20-inch wheels and performance tires. The power-adjustable steering helps the car to stabilize at high speeds. The direct adaptive steering works in conjunction with the integrated system to offer the best possible feedback to the driver. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe driving view

The acceleration is pretty fast but the handling is somewhat not up to the mark. The Q60 Red Sport’s quarter-mile sprint is a bit slower than most of its rivals. It takes 13.3 seconds to go a quarter-mile. While revving at high speeds, the Q60 Red Sport 400 lacks to provide the complete performance output with the V6 powertrain developing 400 horses. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Braking Performance

The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe offers splendid braking performance from the front and rear brake rotors. The brake calipers are red-colored super-exclusive in looks. The brake pedal offers strong feedback even with a light application. 

The Coupe takes 121 feet to stop from a speed of 60 MPH, which is quite longer than most of the cars in the segment. With the safety aids like emergency brake assist and adaptive cruise control, the braking system works seamlessly. The Red Sport also possesses exclusive 20-inch wheels with performance tires, offering great comfort while off-roading. 

Models

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Audi S5

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14.0

14.2

13.7

14.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.8

12.6

13.6

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,882

3,979

3,997

3,858

60-0 (feet)

121

110

111

109

The Q60 Red Sport 400 goes easy with the 3882 pounds curb weight that keeps it planted with the road. The AMG C 43 is the heaviest one with a curb weight of 3979 pounds. Though the braking performance is decent on this Q60 Coupe, we would love to see more enhancements in the coming years.

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Fuel Economy

7.9/10

The Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe's powerful V6 doesn't seem to compromise with the duel economy. The car returns 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The 400 hp engine doesn’t seem to be thirsty either. Just like the other two base models, the Red Sport 400 offers 400 miles of driving range with 20 gallons of fuel tank. 

Models

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Audi S5

MPG (City)

20

19

22

20

MPG (Highway)

27

27

31

28

MPG (Combined)

22

22

25

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.0

17.4

15.6

15.3

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

400/540/440

331/470/400

383/484/433

306/428/367

Compared to the rivals, the performance Coupe offers decent EPA-rated fuel economy. With a large fuel tank, the Coupe travels longer than the rivals like BMW M440i and Audi S5. The BMW returns the most compared to the other, but comes with one of the least fuel tank capacities, the Infiniti Q60 tops the table with the best fuel tank capacity but also with one of the least fuel efficiency. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Interior

8.1/10

The Coupe's interior is as beautiful and sporty as it is from outside. The interior design is somewhat pleading and offers additional features compared to the base Q60 models. The dashboard gets a dual-screen setup that performs most of the task with a finger touch. In terms of technology, the interior offers power steering and 8-way adjustable front seats. The sears are covered in leather upholstery and get premium stitching. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe cockpit area

The upper screen is mostly used for navigation purposes and the lower 7-inch screen offers controls for climate and other major functions. There are two Ac vents on either side of the upper screen and the lower screen is surrounded by some physical buttons. The center console has a sweeping design that flows towards the gear and controls. The material quality is undoubtedly nicer than previous models and the dash looks cool with carbon-fiber-like treatment. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe front seats

Models

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Audi S5

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.4/54.6/43.1

38.8/54.8/42.0

38.0/55.1/41.8

37.4/55.3/41.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

34.5/52.0/32.4

35.6/51.7/32.0

35.2/51.0/34.5

36.1/50.7/32.7

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

8.7

10.5

12.0

10.9

In terms of cargo space, the Q60 disappoints most of us with its limited 8.7 cubic feet cargo area. It’s because of the sloping roofline that the car manages to offer little space in the rear. Comparatively, rivals like BMW M440i, C43 Coupe, and Audi S5 offer slightly better cargo space than the Q60. Some of the notable interior features of the Red Sport 400 are:

  • 8-way Power Sport Front Seats 
  • Heated front seats
  • Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating Surfaces
  • Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Switches
  • Steering wheel mounted paddle shifter
  • Aluminum-accented pedals and footrest
  • Leather Wrapped 3-Spoke Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power tilt and telescope steering wheel with memory
  • Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe's infotainment system comprises a duo-screen. An 8.0-inch touchscreen is above the slightly smaller 7-inch screen present on the lower part of the dashboard. The infotainment system gets modern smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With such a setup, the interior looks subtle and okayish. Some noteworthy infotainment features included with the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe are: 

  • 13-speakers Bose Performance Series Surround Sound System
  • Real-time weather display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Window grid antenna
  • Wireless smartphone connectivity
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player
  • Bose Centerpoint 2.0 digital signal processor
  • Voice-activated radio
  • Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Navigation with Lane Guidance 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

With no much confusion, the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 does get a performance treatment as it sits on the sportier side of the Q60. The front fascia gets a large signature grille accompanied by LED headlamps and daytime running lights. The front bumper looks aggressive with angular cutouts and houses fog lamps with chrome inserts. 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe front

Moving to the side, you'll witness sharp edges across the Coupe. The Red Sport Coupe looks aerodynamic from the side and features a sloping roofline exhibiting the character of the car. The Red sport 400 gets exclusive 20-inch wheels with all-season performance tires, enhancing its overall sporty persona.

Models

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Audi S5

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,882

3,979

3,997

3,858

Length (in)

184.4

184.8

188.0

184.9

Width (in)

72.8

71.3

72.9

72.7

Height (in)

54.5

55.3

54.8

54.0

Ground Clearance (in)

4.9

3.5

5.1

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

112.2

111.8

112.2

108.8

On the backside of the Coupe, you'll find very interesting LED taillights accompanied with a small spoiler, looking sleek and perfect. The curvy design goes in line with the design and flows through the twin exhaust pipes on the Red sport. The exhaust pipes get some minor detailing, giving it a premium performance car appeal. Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • 20-inch 255/35R20 all-season performance aluminum-alloy sport wheels
  • Automatic LED Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Power sliding moonroof
  • Power Memory Heated Outside Mirrors with Integrated LED Turn Signal and Reverse Link
  • LED Fog Lights, Front Turn Signals & Rear Brake Lights
  • Welcome Lighting on Front Door Handles
  • Chrome INFINITI Double-Arch Signature Grille
  • Variable Intermittent, Speed Sensitive, Flat Blade Windshield Wipers with Mist-Function
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Stainless Steel Axle-Back Performance Exhaust
  • Red painted brake calipers 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe is yet to be crash-tested by the NHTSA and IIHS. The performance-packed Coupe is available with an array of safety features and driver assistance aids that makes it a safe Coupe among the competitors. The optional ProActive package adds more driver assistance and safety features like adaptive headlights, blind-spot monitoring, direct adaptive steering, lane departure mitigation, and lane-keeping system. Some of the significant safety aids available with the Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe are:

  • Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
  • Tire Specific Pressure Monitoring System
  • INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Distance Control Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind-Spot Intervention
  • Back Collision Intervention with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Prevention with Active Lane Control

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Competition

8.0/10

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 vs. 2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG C43 is a bit more costly than the Q60 Red Sport. The price is pretty well-settled for its impressive ride and handling. The 400 hp Q60 manages to score decent ratings in terms of ride quality. Infiniti seems to be keeping its focus on safety aids rather than improving the ride dynamics. However, up to some extent, theAll-wheel Q60 Red Sport offers better handling than its other two trims. Compared to the AMG C43 Coupe, the Q60 offers more safety equipment as standard.

2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 vs. 2021 BMW M440i

The BMW M440i is priced closely with the Q60 Red Sport. The Q60's interior is spacious but the M440i offered a better cargo area. In terms of power output, the Red sport 400 Coupe is slightly ahead of the M440i. The M440i gets a long list of safety features while the Q60 has few optional features that require additional cost. 

2021 BMW M440i

2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 vs. 2021 Audi S5

The Audi S5 is priced at around $6K lesser than the Q60 Red Sport 400. Yet the S5 offers better cargo space than the Q60 Coupe. In terms of interior design, the Q60 Coupe looks more sporty but when it comes to fuel economy, the S5 takes the charge. However, the overall interior space and standard features are better placed on the Q60. 

2021 Audi S5

 

2021 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe Final Verdict

7.8/10

The Q60's strong 400 horsepower V6 engine does its job in a pro way. The Coupe is fun to drive even in rough terrains, thanks to the 20-inches with all-season performance tires. The Coupe comes loaded with hefty interior features and driver aids, but still doesn't go well with the handling. Also, the Coupe's limited cargo space is a bit concerning here. The rivals like Audi S5, Mercedes-AMG C 43, and the BMW M440i are comfortable with their cabin space and cargo volume. With the sharp styling and performance treatment, the Q60 Red Sport 400 is a desirable coupe worth considering in 2021. 

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