IlyaKol wrote:The Q50 is gorgeous.
RIGHT SED FRED !!
OK, I've watched TopGear (the real one, not the American homogenized version) since series 1 in 2002 ( I was about 10yo). Forgive me if this reminds you of Jezza or Richard.
The front end of the Q50 looks like a wild but beautiful beast - a ferocious lion, lounging under a shade tree in the Serengeti - eyes relaxed and not fully opened, but still very alert and VERY ready to pounce should the opportunity arise.
Unlike the Lexus, with it's oddly gaging hourglass mesh grille, the Q50 has personality, poise, and muscles - and that's just the front end! And, like the lion, pictures of the Q50 simply pale after coming face to face with one. It's not at all pointy as the 2 dimensional photos sometimes present. It's rounded, but not limp ... it's raked, but not in a cartoon manner. It looks as if it's already in launch mode, revs spinning, waiting for the push of a shift paddle to unleash it. Even when it"s just parked in the driveway and silent.
There is also a version known as "Eu Rouge" which, as Mick Jagger would say 'could make a dead man arrive
The colouring is well beyound the typical shades of "arrest me red" that one sees so often and the wheels, black roof, and ground effects absolutely SCREAM: Take me home, and do NOT take the scenic route to get there!
Need one say more? Mind you, the interior is not as roomy as our M's - especially for a 6'4" oaf like me. But .... Imagine how the 2016 Q version of our M's will look! If Infiniti does a similar make-over to the M series, moving away from the executive wavy look and back towards a sports saloon, I shall be sat at the curb of my dealer in a lawn chair with a large cooler full of tea and biscuits to sustain me whilst I pass the days, waiting for the first batch to arrive. And I reckon I will have plenty of company.