I’ve always been a fan of the Infiniti G series, so it wasn’t a shock that I was excited to see a 2015 Infiniti Q60S in my driveway one Friday. With a manual transmission, naturally. While Infiniti’s new naming conventions confuse me, did the name change dilute what already was a good sports car? Hardly.
Infiniti recently changed it’s naming standards and the venerable G-series sedans are now known as the Q50. This particular model is a 2014 Q50S sports variant, which is powered by the newest generation of Nissan’s 3.7 liter VQ engine coupled to a 7 speed automatic transmission. With a new name, does the Q50S continue it’s performance heritage, or does the new name signal the end of the G-series sedan as we know it?